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Chapter 11. Directory Services > Directory Services Utilities

11.5. Directory Services Utilities

This chapter demonstrates four Directory Services utilities: dscl, nireport, nidump, and niload. Table 11-1 describes these and other NetInfo utilities.

Table 11-1. NetInfo tools
Tool Description
dscl Provides a command-line interface to Directory Services
nicl Provides a command-line interface to NetInfo
nidump Extracts flat file format data (such as /etc/passwd) from NetInfo
nifind Finds a NetInfo directory
nigrep Performs a regular expression search on NetInfo
niload Loads flat file format data (such as /etc/passwd) into NetInfo
nireport Prints tables from NetInfo
niutil NetInfo utility for manipulating the database



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