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LDAPDELETE

Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: 20 August 2001
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NAME

ldapdelete - LDAP delete entry tool 

SYNOPSIS

ldapdelete[-n][-v][-k][-K][-c][-M[M]][-d debuglevel][-f file][-D binddn][-W][-w passwd][-H ldapuri][-h ldaphost][-P 2|3][-p ldapport][-O security-properties][-U authcid][-x][-I][-Q][-X authzid][-Y mech][-Z[Z]][dn]... 

DESCRIPTION

ldapdeleteis a shell-accessible interface to theldap_delete(3)library call.

ldapdeleteopens a connection to an LDAP server, binds, and deletes one or moreentries. If one or more DN arguments are provided, entries withthose Distinguished Names are deleted. Each DN should be providedusing the LDAPv3 string representation as defined in RFC 2253.If no dn argumentsare provided, a list of DNs is read from standard input (or fromfile if the -f flag is used). 

OPTIONS

-n
Show what would be done, but don't actually delete entries. Useful fordebugging in conjunction with -v.
-v
Use verbose mode, with many diagnostics written to standard output.
-k
Use Kerberos IV authentication instead of simple authentication. It isassumed that you already have a valid ticket granting ticket. This optiononly has effect ifldapdeleteis compiled with Kerberos support.
-K
Same as -k, but only does step 1 of the Kerberos IV bind. This is usefulwhen connecting to a slapd and there is no x500dsa.hostname principalregistered with your Kerberos Domain Controller(s).
-c
Continuous operation mode. Errors are reported, butldapdeletewill continue with deletions. The default is to exit afterreporting an error.
-M[M]
Enable manage DSA IT control.-MMmakes control critical.
-d debuglevel
Set the LDAP debugging level to debuglevel.ldapdeletemust be compiled with LDAP_DEBUG defined for this option to have any effect.
-f file
Read a series of lines from file, performing one LDAP search foreach line. In this case, the filter given on the command lineis treated as a pattern where the first occurrence of %s isreplaced with a line from file.
-x
Use simple authentication instead of SASL.
-D binddn
Use the Distinguished Name binddn to bind to the LDAP directory.
-W
Prompt for simple authentication.This is used instead of specifying the password on the command line.
-w passwd
Use passwd as the password for simple authentication.
-H ldapuri
Specify URI(s) referring to the ldap server(s).
-h ldaphost
Specify an alternate host on which the ldap server is running.Deprecated in favor of -H.
-p ldapport
Specify an alternate TCP port where the ldap server is listening.Deprecated in favor of -H.
-P 2|3
Specify the LDAP protocol version to use.
-r
Do a recursive delete. If the DN specified isn't a leaf, itschildren, and all their children are deleted down the tree. Noverification is done, so if you add this switch, ldapdelete willhappily delete large portions of your tree. Use with care.
-O security-properties
Specify SASL security properties.
-I
Enable SASL Interactive mode. Always prompt. Default is to promptonly as needed.
-Q
Enable SASL Quiet mode. Never prompt.
-U authcid
Specify the authentication ID for SASL bind. The form of the identity depends on theactual SASL mechanism used.
-X authzid
Specify the requested authorization ID for SASL bind.authzidmust be one of the following formats:dn:<distinguished name>oru:<username>
-Y mech
Specify the SASL mechanism to be used for authentication. If it's notspecified, the program will choose the best mechanism the server knows.
-Z[Z]
Issue StartTLS (Transport Layer Security) extended operation. If you use-ZZ, the command will require the operation to be successful.
 

EXAMPLE

The following command:

    ldapdelete "cn=Delete Me, dc=example, dc=com"

will attempt to delete the entry named with commonName "Delete Me"directly below the "dc=example, dc=com" entry.Of course it would probably be necessary to supply authenticationcredentials. 

DIAGNOSTICS

Exit status is 0 if no errors occur. Errors result in a non-zero exitstatus and a diagnostic message being written to standard error. 

SEE ALSO

ldap.conf(5),ldapadd(1),ldapmodify(1),ldapmodrdn(1),ldapsearch(1),ldap(3),ldap_delete(3) 

BUGS

There is no interactive mode, but there probably should be. 

AUTHOR

The OpenLDAP Project <http://www.openldap.org/> 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

is developed and maintained by The OpenLDAP Project (http://www.openldap.org/).is derived from University of Michigan LDAP 3.3 Release.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
EXAMPLE
DIAGNOSTICS
SEE ALSO
BUGS
AUTHOR
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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