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Re: slapadd: which database to open
What kind of breakage are you afraid of slipping through? You'll
if it's outside any of your suffixes, or if it spans two databases.
Though the latter only after the first has been modified.
I know that one could find a way to make it work most times and spit
some error messages if it's wrong. Indeed I'm in favor of smarter
handling of command-line options if there's a single way to get it
But when implementing automagic one has to consider whether there
be a significant amount of cases for which the user comes to the
list asking silly questions because he don't understand the error
message. In this particular case I'd vote for forcing the user to
how to use -n or -b.
Opening the correct db based on entries present in the file seems
fairly reasonable. I'd even consider re-opening different db's as
necessary through the file if they include multiple suffixes, though
that's more work.
As far as error messages, this removes the number of cases where
someone would see a message, so it should help on the bad questions
front. While delivering simple messages is good, it's rather silly to
present errors when we can clearly identify what the user wants, the
semantics are unambiguous, and there is a straightforward path to