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       ldapvi - LDAP client


       ldapvi [OPTION]... [FILTER] [AD]...


              ldapvi --discover --host HOSTNAME

       Perform an LDAP search and update results using a text editor.

   Other usage:
       ldapvi --out [OPTION]... [FILTER] [AD]...
              Print entries

       ldapvi --in [OPTION]... [FILENAME]
              Load change records

       ldapvi --delete [OPTION]... DN...
              Edit a delete record

       ldapvi --rename [OPTION]... DN1 DN2
              Edit a rename record

   Connection options:
       -h, --host URL

       -D, --user USER
              Search filter or DN: User to bind as.     [1] Sets --bind simple.

       -w, --password SECRET
              Password (also valid for SASL).

       --bind [simple,sasl]
              Disable or enable SASL.

       --bind-dialog [never,auto,always]
              Interactive login dialog.

   SASL options (these parameters set --bind sasl):
       -I, --sasl-interactive Set --bind-dialog always.

       -O, --sasl-secprops P
              SASL security properties.

       -Q, --sasl-quiet
              Set --bind-dialog never.

       -R, --sasl-realm
              R  SASL realm.

       -U, --sasl-authcid AC
              SASL authentication identity.

       -X, --sasl-authzid AZ
              SASL authorization identity.

       -Y, --sasl-mech
              MECH  SASL mechanism.

   Search parameters:
       -b, --base DN
              Search base.

       -s, --scope SCOPE
              Search scope.  One of base|one|sub.

       -S, --sort KEYS
              Sort control (critical).

   Miscellaneous options:
       --add  (Only with --in, --ldapmodify:) Treat attrval records as new entries to add.

       -o, --class OBJCLASS
              Class to add.  Can be repeated.  Implies -A.

              Print parameters in ldap.conf syntax.

       -c  --continue
              Ignore LDAP errors and continue processing.

              (Only with --rename:) Delete the old RDN.

       -a, --deref

       -d, --discover
              Auto-detect naming contexts.              [2]

       -A, --empty
              Don't search, start with empty file.  See -o.

       --encoding [ASCII|UTF-8|binary]
              The encoding to allow.  Default is UTF-8.

       -H, --help
              This help.

              Always read libldap configuration.

       -m, --may
              Show missing optional attributes as comments.

       -M, --managedsait
              manageDsaIT control (critical).

              Commit without asking for confirmation.

       -!, --noninteractive
              Never ask any questions.

       -q, --quiet
              Disable progress output.

       -R, --read DN
              Same as -b DN -s base '(objectclass=*)' + *

       -Z, --starttls
              Require startTLS.

       --tls [never|allow|try|strict]
              Level of TLS strictess.

       -v, --verbose
              Note every update.

              Short for --quiet --out

              Short for --noninteractive --in

              Short for --noninteractive --delete

              Short for --noninteractive --rename

       Environment variables: VISUAL, EDITOR, PAGER.

   [1] User names can be specified as distinguished names:

              or search filters:


              Note  the  use of parenthesis, which can be omitted from search filters usually but
              are required here.  For this searching bind to work, your client  library  must  be
              configured with appropriate default search parameters.

       [2] Repeat the search for each naming context found and present the

       concatenation of all search results.
              Conflicts with --base.

              With --config, show a BASE configuration line for each context.

       A  special  (offline) option is --diff, which compares two files and writes any changes to
       standard output in LDIF format.


       Report bugs to "".


       Assuming a suitably configured LDAP library, run  ldapvi  without  arguments  to  see  all
       entries available.

       Otherwise,  try `ldapvi -h HOSTNAME --discover' to query the ROOT DSE for available naming

       Once that  works,  run  `ldapvi  -h  HOSTNAME  --discover  --config'  to  generate  sample
       configuration that can be pasted into ~/.ldaprc or /etc/ldap/ldap.conf.


       ldapvi   uses   an   LDIF-like   syntax,   but   not   standard  LDIF.   Please  refer  to


       Please report bugs to <>.



       David Lichteblau <>