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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
       passwd, group, hosts, services, protocols, or networks.

EXIT VALUES

       The getent command exits with the following values:

       0      Success

       1      Unknown database

       2      Key not found in database

       3      Database does not support enumeration

AUTHOR

       getent was written by Thorsten Kukuk for the GNU C Library.

       This man page was written by Joel Klecker <espy@debian.org> for the
       Debian GNU/Linux system.