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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 "[email protected]".


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

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