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Langue: en

Version: September 27, 2002 (debian - 07/07/09)

Section: 1 (Commandes utilisateur)


nws_search - search a Network Weather Service nameserver


nws_search [-a][-o][-V][-f yes/no][-N host][-v level] filter [attribute ...]


This manual page explains the nws_search program. nws_search is used to query a nws_nameserver(1) in order to obtain various infomation about nws_sensor(1) , running activities, available measurements etc... The filter is an LDAP-like filter (see EXAMPLES for few examples on how to use it).



only the attributes should be displayed
only the values of should be displayed

-N nws_nameserver

specifies the nws_nameserver to be queried

-f yes/no

Indicates whether to format the program output, listing one attribute per line and padding the names. The default is yes.

-t timeout

Use timeout seconds as timeout during communications with the nameserver. 0 has a special meaning of disabling the timeout altogether.

-v level

Set the verbosity in case of error. Value of level can be 0 to 5 where 5 is the more verbose. It is currently disabled.


Print the version informations.


To retrieve registrations of all cliques register with nameserver
nws_search -N nameserver "(&(objectclass=nwsActivity)(control=clique))"

To retrieve registrations for all sensors

nws_search -N nameserver "(hostType=sensor)"

To retrieve registrations that have a name starting with abc

nws_search -N nameserver "(name=abc*)"


Bugs list is at


NWS is an original idea of Rich Wolski Rich Wolski ( who came up with the original nws_memory.

Neil Spring, Jim Hayes ( and Martin Swany maintained and enhanced it.

Graziano Obertelli ( currently maintains NWS and wrote this man page.


nws_sensor(1), nws_search(1), nws_nameserver(1), nws_extract(1) halt_activity(1) start_activity(1)
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