DS 7.2.5


ldifdiff — compare small LDIF files


ldifdiff {options} source target


This utility can be used to compare two LDIF files and report the differences in LDIF format.

If standard input is used to specify source or target, end your input with EOF (Ctrl+D on UNIX, Ctrl+Z on Windows).


The ldifdiff command takes the following options:

Command options:

-B | --excludeBranch {branchDN}

Base DN of a branch to exclude when comparing entries.

-e | --excludeAttribute {attribute}

Attribute to ignore when comparing entries.

-o | --outputLdif {file}

Write differences to {file} instead of stdout. Default: stdout

-x | --exactMatch

Match values byte-for-byte instead of using equality matching rules, which can be useful when comparing schema files. Default: false

Utility input/output options:

-t | --wrapColumn {wrapColumn}

Maximum length of an output line (0 for no wrapping). Default: 0

General options:

-V | --version

Display Directory Server version information. Default: false

-H | --help

Display this usage information. Default: false

Exit codes


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