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Manual Reference Pages  -  SERVICES_MKDB (8)

NAME

services_mkdb - generate the services database

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Files
Exit Status
See Also
Bugs

SYNOPSIS

services_mkdb [-b-| -l ] [-q] [-o database] [file] services_mkdb -u [file]

DESCRIPTION

The services_mkdb utility creates a db(3) database for the specified file. If no file is specified, then /etc/services is used. The database is installed into /var/db/services.db. The file must be in the correct format (see services(5)).

The options are as follows:
-b Use big-endian byte order for database metadata.
-l Use little-endian byte order for database metadata.
-o database
  Put the output databases in the named file.
-q Do not warn about duplicate services.
-u Print the services file to stdout, omitting duplicate entries and comments.

The databases are used by the C library services routines (see

The -b and -l flags are mutually exclusive. The default byte ordering is the current host order. getservent(3)).

FILES

/var/db/services.db The current services database.
/var/db/services.db.tmp
  A temporary file.
/etc/services The current services file.

EXIT STATUS


.Ex -std

SEE ALSO

db(3), getservent(3), services(5)

BUGS

Because services_mkdb guarantees not to install a partial destination file it must build a temporary file in the same file system and if successful use rename(2) to install over the destination file.

If services_mkdb fails it will leave the previous version of the destination file intact.

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