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Linux / Unix Command: getent
Command Library

NAME

getent - get entries from administrative database  

SYNOPSIS

getent database [key ...]  

DESCRIPTION

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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