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Updated: July 2017

ldbedit (1)


ldbedit - Edit LDB databases using your preferred editor


ldbedit [-?] [--usage] [-s base|one|sub] [-b basedn] [-a] [-e editor]
[-H LDB-URL] [expression] [attributes...]


System Administration tools                                         LDBEDIT(1)

       ldbedit - Edit LDB databases using your preferred editor

       ldbedit [-?] [--usage] [-s base|one|sub] [-b basedn] [-a] [-e editor]
               [-H LDB-URL] [expression] [attributes...]

       ldbedit is a utility that allows you to edit LDB entries (in tdb files,
       sqlite files or LDAP servers) using your preferred editor. ldbedit
       generates an LDIF file based on your query, allows you to edit the
       LDIF, and then merges that LDIF back into the LDB backend.

       -?, --help
           Show list of available options, and a phrase describing what that
           option does.

           Show list of available options. This is similar to the help option,
           however it does not provide any description, and is hence shorter.

       -H <ldb-url>
           LDB URL to connect to. For a tdb database, this will be of the form
           tdb://filename. For a LDAP connection over unix domain sockets,
           this will be of the form ldapi://socket. For a (potentially remote)
           LDAP connection over TCP, this will be of the form ldap://hostname.
           For an SQLite database, this will be of the form sqlite://filename.

       -s one|sub|base
           Search scope to use. One-level, subtree or base.

       -a, -all
           Edit all records. This allows you to apply the same change to a
           number of records at once. You probably want to combine this with
           an expression of the form "objectclass=*".

       -e editor, --editor editor
           Specify the editor that should be used (overrides the VISUAL and
           EDITOR environment variables). If this option is not used, and
           neither VISUAL nor EDITOR environment variables are set, then the
           vi editor will be used.

       -b basedn
           Specify Base Distinguished Name to use.

       -v, --verbose
           Make ldbedit more verbose about the operations that are being
           performed. Without this option, ldbedit will only provide a summary
           change line.

           LDB URL to connect to. This can be overridden by using the -H
           command-line option.)

       VISUAL and EDITOR
           Environment variables used to determine what editor to use. VISUAL
           takes precedence over EDITOR, and both are overridden by the -e
           command-line option.

       This man page is correct for version 1.1 of LDB.

       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       |Availability   | service/network/samba |
       |Stability      | Volatile              |
       ldb(3), ldbmodify(1), ldbdel(1), ldif(5), vi(1)

       ldb was written by Andrew Tridgell[1].

       If you wish to report a problem or make a suggestion then please see
       the http://ldb.samba.org/ web site for current contact and maintainer

       This manpage was written by Jelmer Vernooij and updated by Brad Hards.

        1. Andrew Tridgell

       This software was built from source available at
       https://java.net/projects/solaris-userland.  The original community
       source was downloaded from

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at http://www.samba.org/.

LDB 1.1                           06/02/2017                        LDBEDIT(1)