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Re: ldapmodify question


Have you considered using the Net::LDAP CPAN module?  It would give you
much more flexability than passing information to "ldapmodify" and
"ldapadd".  It is also very simple to use.


- Christoph

On Fri, 17 May 2002, Harry Hoffman <h.hoffman@auckland.ac.nz> wrote:

> Hi Everyone,
>    I'm trying to figure out whether or not this is possible using 
> ldapmodify.
>    We have a list of user email aliases that is taken each night from our 
> H.R. database and dumped into a file. I have a perl program that takes the 
> information from that file and converts it into LDIF form for entry into 
> the OpenLDAP db. 
>    More often than not the information doesn't change but when it does I want 
> to be able to use ldapmodify/ldapadd to add the changes from the file to the 
> LDAP db. 
>    The problem lies in the fact that I don't want to try and add items 
> such as 'modify','replace', or 'delete' to the LDIF file. I simply want to 
> force the changes. From what I'm reading of the documentation that doesn't 
> really seem possible.
>    I'm hoping that someone on the list can tell me whether or not it is 
> actually possible to do?
> Thanks,
> Harry Hoffman
> Systems/Network Engineer
> University of Auckland
> h.hoffman@auckland.ac.nz