| ethers address name
hosts address name [alias ...]
networks name network [alias ...]
protocols name protocol [alias ...]
rpc name number [alias ...]
services name port/protocol [alias ...]
utmpx [time] type: properties
If one or more key arguments are provided, they will be looked up in database using the appropriate function. For example, "passwd" supports a numeric UID or user name; "hosts" supports an IPv4 address, IPv6 address, or host name; and "services" supports a service name, service name/protocol name, numeric port, or numeric port/protocol name.
If no key is provided and database supports enumeration, all entries for database will be retrieved using the appropriate enumeration function and printed.
The getent utility exits 0 on success, 1 if there was an error in the command syntax, 2 if one of the specified key names was not found in database, or 3 if there is no support for enumeration on database.
getutxent(3), ethers(5), group(5), hosts(5), networks(5), nsswitch.conf(5), passwd(5), protocols(5), rpc(5), services(5), shells(5)
A getent command appeared in
.Nx 3.0 , and was imported into
.Fx 7.0 . It was based on the command of the same name in Solaris and Linux.