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avahi-browse (1)


avahi-browse - SD services using the Avahi daemon


avahi-browse [options] service-type

avahi-browse [options] --all

avahi-browse [options] --browse-domains

avahi-browse [options] --dump-db

avahi-browse-domains [options]


avahi-browse(1)             General Commands Manual            avahi-browse(1)

       avahi-browse - Browse for mDNS/DNS-SD services using the Avahi daemon

       avahi-browse [options] service-type

       avahi-browse [options] --all

       avahi-browse [options] --browse-domains

       avahi-browse [options] --dump-db

       avahi-browse-domains [options]

       Browse  for mDNS/DNS-SD network services and browsing domains using the
       Avahi daemon. The daemon is not the standard Avahi daemon but  a  proxy
       to a Bonjour daemon.

       Specify  a  DNS-SD  service type (e.g. _http._tcp) to browse for on the
       command line, or -a to browse for all available  service  types.  Items
       that  appear on the network are prefixed with "+", items that disappear
       are prefixed with "-". If --resolve is passed items that  are  resolved
       are prefixed with "=".

       -a | --all
              Browse for all service types registered on the LAN, not just the
              one specified on the command line.

       -D | --browse-domains
              Browse for browsing domains instead for services.  avahi-browse-
              domains is equivalent to avahi-browse --browse-domains

       -d | --domain= DOMAIN
              Browse  in  the  specified  domain. If omitted avahi-browse will
              browse in the default browsing domain (usually .local)

       -v | --verbose
              Enable verbose mode.

       -t | --terminate
              Terminate after dumping a more or less complete list.

       -c | --cache
              Terminate after dumping all entries available in the cache.

       -l | --ignore-local
              Ignore local services, show only remote services.

       -r | --resolve
              Automatically resolve services found.

       -f | --no-fail
              Don't fail if the daemon is not  found  running.  Instead,  wait
              until it appears. If it disconnects, try to reconnect.

       -p | --parsable
              Make  output  easily  parsable  for usage in scripts. If enabled
              fields are  separated  by  semicolons  (;),  service  names  are
              escaped. It is recommended to combine this with --no-db-lookup.

       -k | --no-db-lookup
              Don't lookup services types in service type database.

       -b | --dump-db
              Dump the service type database (may be combined with -k)

       -h | --help
              Show help.

       -V | --version
              Show version information.

       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       |Availability   | system/network/avahi |
       |Stability      | Volatile             |

       avahi-publish(1), avahi-resolve(1)

       This man page was written using xml2man(1) by Oliver Kurth.

       Source  code  for open source software components in Oracle Solaris can
       be found at https://www.oracle.com/downloads/opensource/solaris-source-

       This     software     was    built    from    source    available    at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.   The  original   community
       source was downloaded from  http://avahi.org/download/avahi-0.7.tar.gz.

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at http://www.avahi.org/.

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