DirectoryService [-h -v] DirectoryService [-appledebug -appleframework -applenodaemon -appleoptions -appleperformance -appleversion]
The server process for the Directory Service framework. It's started as a bootstrap daemon, from /etc/mach_init.d/DirectoryService. plist ( processed by register_mach_bootstrap_servers ).
The manpage for DirectoryService on Panther is very good, but this entry details the additional - apple options.
Runs the service in debug mode, disabling daemonization, and logging to /Library/Logs/DirectoryService/DirectoryService.debug.log .
Prints a usage statement for the second form of command invocation to standard output.
Runs the service in the foreground and logs extensively.
Prints software build version to standard output.
Prints a usage statement for the first form of command invocation to standard output.
Prints software release version to standard output.