Oracle Fusion Middleware Reference for Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition

Representing Binary Data by Using the ldapmodify -b Command

For backward compatibility with earlier versions of Directory Server, binary data can be represented by using the ldapmodify -b command. However, when possible, use the standard LDIF notation to represent binary data.

Directory Server accepts the ldapmodify command with the -b parameter and the following LDIF notation:

jpegphoto: /path/to/photo

This notation indicates that the ldapmodify command should read the referenced file for binary values if the attribute value begins with a slash.