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ldapsearch output format: Extended LDIF (LDIFv2)
About Jun 2000, a change was made to ldapsearch's output with the
Modify ldapsearch(1) significantly. Now handles LDAPv3 search
references, extended results, and extended partial results. LDIF
extended to support these new features and reported version 2.
-L now limits output to LDIFv1 for compatibility reasons.
No -L is now LDIFv2.
The "version: 2" output line has since been changed to "# extended
Some people are questioning the lines generated at the end of a search,
# search result
result: 0 Success
because it does not correspond to LDIF spec rfc2849.
I realize the -L option will revert to LDIF version 1 output.
But does anyone know why this output was added and made the default?
I was not able to find any doc on "extended LDIF" or "LDIFv2" format.
Dave Steck 801-861-5219
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