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Linux / Unix Command: getent
Command Library


getent - get entries from administrative database  


getent database [key ...]  


The getent program gathers entries from the specified administrative database using the specified search keys. Where database is one of aliases, ethers, group, hosts, netgroup, networks, passwd, protocols, rpc, services or shadow.  

Important: Use the man command (% man) to see how a command is used on your particular computer.

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