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Re: (ITS#3653) ldapsearch -b option doesn't work if there isn't a space

--On Tuesday, April 12, 2005 7:22 AM +0200 Pierangelo Masarati 
<ando@sys-net.it> wrote:

> The behavior you see depends on the shell, that tricks getopt into
> believing the argument to -b is the one after the "-b''"; in fact, for
> the shell, -b'' and -b are exactly the same, i.e. a string made of two
> chars: a dash ("-") and a "b".  The documented usage" -b '' ", on the
> contrary, makes the empty string '' a separate arg.

Ah, I see.. this only strikes when you use an empty string for the base. 
How annoying. ;)


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