avahi-browse man page

avahi-browse — 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 until 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 escaped. 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.


The Avahi Developers <avahi (at) lists (dot) freedesktop (dot) org>; Avahi is available from http://avahi.org/

See Also

avahi-publish(1), avahi-resolve(1), avahi-daemon(8)


This man page was written using xml2man(1) by Oliver Kurth.

Referenced By

avahi-bookmarks(1), avahi-discover(1), avahi-publish(1), bssh(1).

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