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Re: (ITS#7424) Accept patch? Add option for not folding ldapsearch LDIF output lines

Use ldapsearch -o ldif-wrap=no instead.


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> URL: ftp://ftp.openldap.org/incoming/
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> RFC 2849 states:
>       2)  Any non-empty line, including comment lines, in an LDIF file
>           MAY be folded by inserting a line separator (SEP) and a SPACE.
>           Folding MUST NOT occur before the first character of the line.
>           In other words, folding a line into two lines, the first of
>           which is empty, is not permitted. Any line that begins with a
>           single space MUST be treated as a continuation of the previous
>           (non-empty) line. When joining folded lines, exactly one space
>           character at the beginning of each continued line must be
>           discarded. Implementations SHOULD NOT fold lines in the middle
>           of a multi-byte UTF-8 character.
> OpenLDAP (ldapsearch at least) has taken implemented that folding
> behavior for LDIF output.
> This causes trouble for anyone trying to use 'ldapsearch | grep
> <something>'
> for one simple example.
> Would you accept a patch to allow an option which disables line folding?

Pierangelo Masarati
Associate Professor
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Aerospaziale
Politecnico di Milano