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       slapmodify - Modify entries in a SLAPD database


       /usr/sbin/slapmodify  [-b suffix]  [-c] [-d debug-level] [-f slapd.conf] [-F confdir] [-g]
       [-j lineno] [-l ldif-file] [-n dbnum] [-o option[=value]] [-q]  [-s]  [-S SID]  [-u]  [-v]


       Slapmodify  is  used to apply modifications specified in LDAP Directory Interchange Format
       (LDIF) to a slapd(8) database.  It opens the given database  determined  by  the  database
       number  or  suffix  and  performs  modifications corresponding to the provided LDIF to the
       database.  Databases configured as subordinate of this one are also updated, unless -g  is
       specified.  The LDIF input is read from standard input or the specified file.

       All  files  eventually created by slapmodify will belong to the identity slapmodify is run
       as, so make sure you either run slapmodify with the same identity slapd(8) will be run  as
       (see option -u in slapd(8)), or change file ownership before running slapd(8).

       Note:  slapmodify will also perform the relevant indexing whilst modifying the database if
       any are configured. For specific details, please see slapindex(8).


       -b suffix
              Use the specified suffix to determine which database to add  entries  to.   The  -b
              cannot be used in conjunction with the -n option.

       -c     enable continue (ignore errors) mode.

       -d debug-level
              enable debugging messages as defined by the specified debug-level; see slapd(8) for

       -f slapd.conf
              specify an alternative slapd.conf(5) file.

       -F confdir
              specify a config directory.  If both -f and -F are specified, the config file  will
              be  read  and  converted  to  config  directory format and written to the specified
              directory.  If neither option is specified, an attempt to read the  default  config
              directory  will  be  made  before trying to use the default config file. If a valid
              config directory exists then the default config file is ignored. If dry-run mode is
              also specified, no conversion will occur.

       -g     disable subordinate gluing.  Only the specified database will be processed, and not
              its glued subordinates (if any).

       -j lineno
              Jump to the specified line number in the LDIF file before processing  any  entries.
              This  allows  a modification that was aborted due to errors in the input LDIF to be
              resumed after the errors are corrected.

       -l ldif-file
              Read LDIF from the specified file instead of standard input.

       -n dbnum
              Perform changes on the dbnum-th database listed in the configuration file.  The  -n
              cannot  be  used  in  conjunction  with  the  -b  option.  To manipulate the config
              database slapd-config(5), use -n 0 as it is always  the  first  database.  It  must
              physically exist on the filesystem prior to this, however.

       -o option[=value]
              Specify an option with a(n optional) value.  Possible generic options/values are:

                     syslog=<subsystems>  (see `-s' in slapd(8))
                     syslog-level=<level> (see `-S' in slapd(8))
                     syslog-user=<user>   (see `-l' in slapd(8))


              The schema-check option toggles schema checking (default on);
              the value-check option toggles value checking (default off).
              The latter is incompatible with -q.

       -q     enable quick (fewer integrity checks) mode.  Does fewer consistency checks
              on the input data, and no consistency checks when writing the database.
              Improves the run time but if any errors or interruptions occur the resulting
              database will be unusable.

       -s     disable schema checking.  This option is intended to be used when
              manipulating databases containing special objects, such as fractional
              objects on a partial replica.  Creating normal objects which do not
              conform to schema may result in unexpected and ill behavior.

       -S SID Server ID to use in generated entryCSN.  Also used for contextCSN
              if -w is set as well.  Defaults to 0.

       -u     enable dry-run (don't write to backend) mode.

       -v     enable verbose mode.

       -w     write syncrepl context information.
              After all entries are added, the contextCSN
              will be updated with the greatest CSN in the database.


       Your  slapd(8)  should  not  be  running  when  you  do  this to ensure consistency of the

       Not all backends support all types of modification, modrdn changetype in particular is not
       implemented for any of the current backends.

       slapmodify  may not provide naming or schema checks.  It is advisable to use ldapmodify(1)
       when possible.


       To make modifications specified in file ldif into your slapd(8) database give the command:

            /usr/sbin/slapmodify -l ldif


       ldap(3), ldif(5), slapcat(8), slapadd(8), slapindex(8), ldapmodify(1), slapd(8)

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