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Re: S/W request: add flag to LDAPSEARCH to identify version (ITS#971)

At 11:17 PM 1/18/01 +0000, jimd@dutton3.it.siu.edu wrote:
>Full_Name: Jim Dutton
>Version: 2.0.7
>OS: FreeBSD-4.1, Solaris-2.8, NetBSD-1.4.2
>URL: ftp://ftp.openldap.org/incoming/
>Submission from: (NULL) (
>Well, now that LDAPSEARCH under OpenLDAP-2.0.7 has radically
>changed its output from UMich-3.3, OpenLDAP-1.2.x, and
>Netscape-3/4 (ie; full LDIF format and extra informational
>lines), it would be a good idea to provide some kind of simple
>mechanism that can be used to easily identify the version
>and source implementation of LDAPSEARCH so scripts can easily
>determine whether they are going to have to alter their data

Output compatibility with other versions of search
tools is provided.  You can use this to specify LDIFv1
(-L) or U-Mich 3.3/OpenLDAP 1.2 LDIF (-P 2 -LLL).

Most vendors provide output in LDIF (v1 and/or U-Mich)
format as well, though options to enable it might be