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ldapcompare tool (ITS#1560)

Full_Name: Jeff Costlow
Version: HEAD
OS: Linux, freeBSD
URL: ftp://ftp.openldap.org/incoming/
Submission from: (NULL) (

An ldapcompare implementation, including a man page. Built against 2.0.21, but
should apply cleanly to HEAD.

To apply copy the tar file into your topdir, and untar it.  3 files are

Apply the patch:
patch -p0 <ldapcompare.patch.

The patch file only patches clients/tools/Makefile.in to know about the new
ldapcompare.c.  The new man page will be noticed at maketime.

I basically just beat up ldapsearch, so i left in some options, like
dereferencing and timelimits, that may not mean anything.  The good side is that
all the options are the same.
I wanted a mode for shell scripts, so there is a new option -q that will never
write anything out, but will return 5 for LDAP_COMPARE_FALSE, 6 for
LDAP_COMPARE_TRUE.  If you don't use -q, then both LDAP_COMPARE_FALSE and
LDAP_COMPARE_TRUE will return 0.  This keeps with the tradition of returning 0
on success.
Support for comparing binary attributes would probably require an option for
file support and would pass in a ber_value to do_compare instead of a char*.

These files are:
Copyright 2002, F5 Networks, Inc, All rights reserved.
This software is not subject to any license of F5 Networks.

This is free software; you can redistribute and use it
under the same terms as OpenLDAP itself.

If you could please include the copyright notice in the CVS logs, that's enough,
it doesn't have to appear anywhere else.