Oracle Fusion Middleware Reference for Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition

Specifying Search Filters on the Command Line

You can specify a search filter directly on the command line. If you do this, be sure to enclose your filter in quotation marks (“filter”). Also, do not specify the -f option.

For example:

ldapsearch -h myServer -p 5201 -D cn=admin,cn=Administrators,cn=config -w -
 -b "dc=example,dc=com" "(cn=Charlene Daniels)"