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Re: Patch: 'ldapmodify -y file' reads password from file (ITS#2031)

One of the nice things about using the whole contents of a file
is that one can use dd if=/dev/random of=/srv/passwd to create
a password file and use userPassword:< file:///srv/passwd to add
it to the directory and use -y in scripts.

For those who want to use it for simple passwords, the
file can easily be created using:
  echo -n 'secret' > /srv/passwd

where echo is the builtin version, so args are not exposed
to ps(1).

At 04:06 AM 2002-08-24, h.b.furuseth@usit.uio.no wrote:
>Kurt Zeilenga writes:
>> Committed with adaptations.  Complete contents of file are used.
>At least strip the thrailing LF (or CRLF) before EOF.  Though I
>preferred to strip trailing whitespace, so the password would look like
>what the file looks like.  (I don't like significant invisible