Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.1 Reference

Continuing Lines in LDIF

When you specify LDIF, you can break and continue a line or fold a line by indenting the continued portion of the line by one space. For example, the following two statements are identical:

dn: cn=Babs Jensen,dc=example,dc=com

dn: cn=Babs J

You are not required to break and continue LDIF lines. However, doing so can improve the readability of an LDIF file.