nscd --- name service caching daemon


     nscd [OPTION...]


     Nscd caches libc-issued requests to the Name Service. If retrieving NSS
     data is fairly expensive, nscd is able to speed up consecutive access to
     the same data dramatically and increase overall system performance.  Nscd
     should be run at boot time by /etc/init.d/nscd.


     -d, --debug
         Do not fork and display messages on the current tty.

     -f, --config-file NAME
         Read configuration data from NAME.  For a description of the
         config file format, see nscd.conf(5).

     -g, --statistic
         Print current configuration statistics.

     -i, --invalidate TABLE
         Invalidate the specified TABLE, i. e. forget all data cached
         therein. This should be used if the database storing this
         information has been changed.

     -K, --shutdown
         Quit a running nscd process.

     -S, --secure TABLE
         Use a separate cache for each user.

     -t, --nthreads NUMBER
         Start NUMBER threads. This denotes the maximum number of requests
         that can be handled simultaneously. The default is set in the
         configuration file. (See nscd.conf(5).)

     -?, --help
         Print the list of available options.

         Print a short usage message.

     -V, --version
         Print program version.


         Nscd configuration file. See nscd.conf(5) for more information.

         Name Service Switch configuration. See nsswitch.conf(5) for more


     GNU C Library info file, nscd.conf(5), nsswitch.conf(5)

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