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Re: Cleaning slapcat(1) LDIF output

> Jordi Espasa Clofent writes:
>> # cleaning the LDIF and dump the results in another file
>> $ egrep -ve
>> '^(entryUUID|creatorsName|structuralObjectClass|createTimestamp|entryCSN|modifiersName|modifyTimestamp):
>> '  \ test_backup.ldif > test_backup_cleaned.ldif
> Note that long LDIF lines can be split.  A line starting with space
> is a continuation of the previous line.  So pass the LDIF file through
>    perl -wp00e 's/\r?\n //g'
> before doing per-line operations like 'grep' on it.
> Should only be relevant in this case for creatorsName or modifiersName
> if they're longer than something like 'cn=admin,dc=example,dc=com',
> but it's a good habit to get into anyway.

I wonder whether it makes sense to allow an optional (negated) list of
attributes to return.