Browse for mDNS/DNS-SD services using the Avahi daemon
avahi-browse [options] service-type avahi-browse [options] --all avahi-browse [options] --browse-domains avahi-browse [options] --dump-db avahi-browse-domains [options]
Browse for mDNS/DNS-SD network services and browsing domains using the Avahi daemon.
Specify a DNS-SD service type (e.g. _http._tcp) to browse for on the command line, or -a to browse for all available service types. Items that appear on the network are prefixed with "+", items that disappear are prefixed with "-". If --resolve is passed items that are resolved are prefixed with "=". -a | --all Browse for all service types registered on the LAN, not just the one specified on the command line. -D | --browse-domains Browse for browsing domains instead for services. avahi-browse- domains is equivalent to avahi-browse --browse-domains -d | --domain= DOMAIN Browse in the specified domain. If omitted avahi-browse will browse in the default browsing domain (usually .local) -v | --verbose Enable verbose mode. -t | --terminate Terminate after dumping a more or less complete list. -c | --cache Terminate after dumping all entries available in the cache. -l | --ignore-local Ignore local services, show only remote services. -r | --resolve Automatically resolve services found. -f | --no-fail Don't fail if the daemon is not found running. Instead, wait un‐ til it appears. If it disconnects, try to reconnect. -p | --parsable Make output easily parsable for usage in scripts. If enabled fields are separated by semicolons (;), service names are es‐ caped. It is recommended to combine this with --no-db-lookup. -k | --no-db-lookup Don't lookup services types in service type database. -b | --dump-db Dump the service type database (may be combined with -k) -h | --help Show help. -V | --version Show version information.
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This man page was written using xml2man(1) by Oliver Kurth.