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(ITS#7242) new -y (Read password from file) does not work

Full_Name: Chris Paul
Version: ldapsearch 2.4.23 (Dec  7 2011 21:37:03)
OS: tried both Centos 2.6.32-220.el6.i686 and Cygwin
URL: ftp://ftp.openldap.org/incoming/
Submission from: (NULL) (

I really like the new -y option to read the password from a file but it doesn't
work. Also it broke the old behavior which read it from standard input if you
used -W.

I have a one line password file. I used to use this successfully with a command

$ ldapsearch -x -H $TIM -s sub -b "dc=myorg, dc=org" "(uid=someuid)"  uid cn <

Now this command just prompts me for the password.

And when I try -y, it seems that an 0x0a character is added to the password
string (I found this by using tcpdump to capture the packets), so that fails
with "Invalid credentials (49)".