delete_map_entry

Use the delete_map_entry command to delete an entry from the currently selected NIS map stored in memory. The delete_map_entry command changes the NIS map in memory and in Active Directory. You do not need to save the NIS map for the deleted entry to take effect in Active Directory.

Zone type

Not applicable

Syntax

delete_map_entry key:index

Abbreviation

dlme

Options

This command takes no options.

Arguments

This command takes the following argument:

Argument Type Description

key:index

string

Required. Specifies the key of the NIS map entry to delete followed by a colon (:) and the index number of the key.

Return value

This command returns nothing if it runs successfully.

Examples

delete_map_entry calla:1

This example deletes the NIS map entry with the key value “calla” and index number 1 from the currently selected NIS map.

Related commands

Before you use this command, you must have a currently selected NIS map stored in memory. The following commands enable you to view and select the NIS map to work with:

  • get_nis_maps returns a Tcl list of NIS maps in the currently selected zone.
  • list_nis_maps lists to stdout all of the NIS maps in the currently selected zone.
  • new_nis_map creates a new NIS map and stores it in memory.
  • select_nis_map retrieves a NIS map from Active Directory and stores it in memory.

After you have a NIS map stored in memory, you can use the following commands to work with that map’s entries: