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 ^D prompt\>
For simplicity and portability, examples in this document do not show prompts or EOF sequences.