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           ldapmodify  [-a]  [-c]  [-S file]  [-n]  [-v]  [-M[M]]  [-d debuglevel]
           [-D binddn] [-W] [-w passwd] [-y passwdfile] [-H ldapuri] [-h ldaphost]
           [-p ldapport]  [-P {2|3}] [-e [!]ext[=extparam]] [-E [!]ext[=extparam]]
           [-O security-properties]  [-I]  [-Q]   [-U authcid]   [-R realm]   [-x]
           [-X authzid] [-Y mech] [-Z[Z]] [-f file]
           ldapadd  [-c]  [-S file]  [-n] [-v] [-M[M]] [-d debuglevel] [-D binddn]
           [-W] [-w passwd] [-y passwdfile] [-H ldapuri]  [-h ldaphost]  [-p ldap-
           port]   [-P {2|3}]   [-O security-properties]  [-I]  [-Q]  [-U authcid]
           [-R realm] [-x] [-X authzid] [-Y mech] [-Z[Z]] [-f file]


           ldapmodify is a  shell-accessible  interface  to  the  ldap_add_ext(3),
           ldap_modify_ext(3),  ldap_delete_ext(3)  and  ldap_rename(3).   library
           calls.  ldapadd is implemented as a hard link to the  ldapmodify  tool.
           When  invoked as ldapadd the -a (add new entry) flag is turned on auto-
           ldapmodify opens a connection to an LDAP server, binds, and modifies or
           adds  entries.   The  entry  information is read from standard input or
           from file through the use of the -f option.


           -a     Add new entries.  The default for ldapmodify is to modify exist-
                  ing entries.  If invoked as ldapadd, this flag is always set.
           -c     Continuous  operation mode.  Errors are reported, but ldapmodify
                  will continue with modifications.  The default is to exit  after
                  reporting an error.
           -S file
                  Add  or  change  records  which were skipped due to an error are
                  written to file and the error message returned by the server  is
                  added as a comment. Most useful in conjunction with -c.
           -n     Show  what  would  be  done,  but don't actually modify entries.
                  Useful for debugging in conjunction with -v.
           -v     Use verbose mode, with many diagnostics written to standard out-
           -M[M]  Enable manage DSA IT control.  -MM makes control critical.
           -d debuglevel
                  Set  the LDAP debugging level to debuglevel.  ldapmodify must be
                  compiled with LDAP_DEBUG defined for this  option  to  have  any
           -f file
                  Read  the  entry  modification  information from file instead of
                  from standard input.
                  Use complete contents of passwdfile as the password  for  simple
           -H ldapuri
                  Specify  URI(s) referring to the ldap server(s); only the proto-
                  col/host/port fields are allowed; a list of  URI,  separated  by
                  whitespace or commas is expected.
           -h ldaphost
                  Specify  an  alternate host on which the ldap server is running.
                  Deprecated in favor of -H.
           -p ldapport
                  Specify an alternate TCP port where the ldap server  is  listen-
                  ing.  Deprecated in favor of -H.
           -P {2|3}
                  Specify the LDAP protocol version to use.
           -O security-properties
                  Specify SASL security properties.
           -e [!]ext[=extparam]
           -E [!]ext[=extparam]
                  Specify  general  extensions  with -e and search extensions with
                  -E.  ?!? indicates criticality.
                  General extensions:
                    [!]assert=<filter>   (an RFC 4515 Filter)
                    [!]authzid=<authzid> ("dn:<dn>" or "u:<user>")
                    [!]postread[=<attrs>]        (a comma-separated attribute list)
                    [!]preread[=<attrs>] (a comma-separated attribute list)
                    abandon, cancel (SIGINT sends abandon/cancel; not really controls)
                  Search extensions:
                    [!]domainScope                               (domain scope)
                    [!]mv=<filter>                               (matched values filter)
                    [!]pr=<size>[/prompt|noprompt]       (paged results/prompt)
                    [!]sss=[-]<attr[:OID]>[/[-]<attr[:OID]>...]  (server side sorting)
                    [!]subentries[=true|false]           (subentries)
                    [!]sync=ro[/<cookie>]                        (LDAP Sync refreshOnly)
                            rp[/<cookie>][/<slimit>]     (LDAP Sync refreshAndPersist)
           -I     Enable SASL Interactive mode.  Always  prompt.   Default  is  to
                  prompt only as needed.
           -Q     Enable SASL Quiet mode.  Never prompt.
           -Y mech
                  Specify  the  SASL  mechanism  to be used for authentication. If
                  it's not specified, the program will choose the  best  mechanism
                  the server knows.
           -Z[Z]  Issue StartTLS (Transport Layer Security) extended operation. If
                  you use -ZZ, the command will require the operation to  be  suc-


           The  contents  of file (or standard input if no -f flag is given on the
           command line) must conform to the format defined in  ldif(5)  (LDIF  as
           defined in RFC 2849).


           Assuming that the file /tmp/entrymods exists and has the contents:
               dn: cn=Modify Me,dc=example,dc=com
               changetype: modify
               replace: mail
               add: title
               title: Grand Poobah
               add: jpegPhoto
               jpegPhoto:< file:///tmp/modme.jpeg
               delete: description
           the command:
               ldapmodify -f /tmp/entrymods
           will  replace  the  contents  of the "Modify Me" entry's mail attribute
           with the value "", add a title of "Grand Poobah",  and
           the  contents  of  the  file "/tmp/modme.jpeg" as a jpegPhoto, and com-
           pletely remove the description attribute.
           Assuming that the file /tmp/newentry exists and has the contents:
               dn: cn=Barbara Jensen,dc=example,dc=com
               objectClass: person
               cn: Barbara Jensen
               cn: Babs Jensen
               sn: Jensen
               title: the world's most famous mythical manager
               uid: bjensen
           the command:
           will remove Babs Jensen's entry.


           Exit  status  is  zero if no errors occur.  Errors result in a non-zero
           exit status and a diagnostic message being written to standard error.


           ldapadd(1), ldapdelete(1), ldapmodrdn(1), ldapsearch(1),  ldap.conf(5),
           ldap(3),   ldap_add_ext(3),   ldap_delete_ext(3),   ldap_modify_ext(3),
           ldap_modrdn_ext(3), ldif(5), slapd.replog(5)


           The OpenLDAP Project <>


           OpenLDAP Software is developed and maintained by The  OpenLDAP  Project
           <>.   OpenLDAP Software is derived from Univer-
           sity of Michigan LDAP 3.3 Release.

    OpenLDAP 2011/11/24 LDAPMODIFY(1)


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