DS 7.2.5


ldifsearch — search LDIF with LDAP filters


ldifsearch {options} source filter [attributes …​]


This utility can be used to perform search operations against entries contained in an LDIF file.

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


The ldifsearch command takes the following options:

Command options:

-A | --typesOnly

Only retrieve attribute names but not their values. Default: false

-b | --baseDn {baseDN}

The base DN for the search. If no base DN is provided, then the root DSE will be used. Default:

-l | --timeLimit {timeLimit}

Maximum length of time in seconds to allow for the search. Default: 0

-o | --outputLdif {file}

Write search results to {file} instead of stdout. Default: stdout

-s | --searchScope {searchScope}

Search scope ('base', 'one', 'sub', or 'subordinates'). Note: 'subordinates' is an LDAP extension that might not work with all LDAP servers. Default: sub

-z | --sizeLimit {sizeLimit}

Maximum number of entries to return from the search. Default: 0

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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