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.
AUTHOR getent is written by Thorsten Kukuk for the GNU C Library.
This man page is written by Joel Klecker <email@example.com> for the Debian GNU/Linux system, updated by Jakub Jelinek <firstname.lastname@example.org> for GNU C Library 2.2.2 getent changes.
3rd Berkeley Distribution Match 2001 GETENT(1)