Oracle Fusion Middleware Administration Guide for Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition

Deleting Entries Using ldapmodify

You can use DSCC to perform this task. For information, see Directory Service Control Center Interface and the DSCC online help.

Note –

Ensure that you use the ldapmodify utility that is provided as a part of the Directory Server Enterprise Edition software.

When using the ldapmodify utility, you can also use the changetype: delete keywords to delete entries. All of the same limitations apply as when using ldapdelete, as described in the previous section. The advantage of using LDIF syntax for deleting entries is that you can perform a mix of operations in a single LDIF file.

The following example performs the same delete operations as the previous example:

$ ldapmodify -h host1 -p 1389 -D cn=admin,cn=Administrators,cn=config -w -
dn: uid=bjensen,ou=People,dc=example,dc=com
changetype: delete

dn: ou=People,dc=example,dc=com
changetype: delete