Oracle Fusion Middleware Reference for Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition

Terminating LDIF Input on the Command Line

The ldapmodify and ldapdelete utilities read the LDIF statements that you enter after the command in exactly the same way as if they were read from a file. When you finish providing input, enter the character that your shell recognizes as the end of file (EOF) escape sequence.

Typically, the EOF escape sequence is Control-D (^D).

The following example shows how to terminate input to the ldapmodify command:

prompt\> ldapmodify -h host -p port -D cn=admin,cn=Administrators,cn=config -w -
 dn: cn=Barry Nixon,ou=People,dc=example,dc=com
changetype: modify
delete: telephonenumber

For simplicity and portability, examples in this document do not show prompts or EOF sequences.