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Re: ldapsearch query.

Hi ,

Tony Earnshaw wrote:

> Sridhar Bandi wrote:
> >     Thank you so much for the reply.
> :)
> >     The task can be achieved in a two step process by searching for the
> > entries that has the ou=local in the first step and then search those
> > resultant entries as base(-b) for the next search with filter as
> > "objectclass=*", but I want to make it in a single search. so please let
> > me know if is this possible.
> >
> > Please go through the attached file that contains the example(may be clear
> > this time). I have to retrieve the entries :
> > "ou=local, ou=payroll,  o=org.co"
> > "cn=John, ou=local, ou=payroll,  o=org.co"
> > "ou=local, ou=finance,  o=org.co"
> > " cn=Tom, ou=local, ou=finance,  o=org.co"
> > in a single search.
> If you have "cn=John,ou=local,ou=payroll,o=org.co", you can't include
> "finance" in a search base, only "ou=local,ou=payroll,o=org.co". The
> following *won't* work (would be nice if it did :)
> ldapsearch -x -b "o=org.co" "(&(ou=local)(cn=Tom))"
> But if you want both Tom in finance and John in payroll, simply begin
> the search higher and use a finer filter:
> ldapsearch -x -b "o=org.co" "(|(cn=Tom)(cn=John))"

unfortunately, I will not be knowing the entries under "ou=local" entries, they
might be some random users whose names are not known. I would like to list all
the entries under all "ou=local".

> This presumes that both John and Tom are unique in the organization.
> What you can also do, is to wrap ldapsearch in a simple custom shell (or
> other other programming language) script that repeatedly calls
> ldapsearch with different parameters. By using 'echo -n' and 'read' and
> using variables in a shell script, you can even make your search
> interactive.

But I would want to make achieve in a single search to avoid the network delay.


> --Tonni
> --
> Tony Earnshaw
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> Internet connection.
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