ldbedit - Edit LDB databases using your preferred editor
ldbedit [-?] [--usage] [-s base|one|sub]
[-b basedn] [-a] [-e editor] [-H LDB-URL] [expression]
ldbedit is a utility that allows you to edit LDB entries (in tdb files, sqlite
files or LDAP servers) using your preferred editor. ldbedit generates an LDIF
file based on your query, allows you to edit the LDIF, and then merges that
LDIF back into the LDB backend.
Show list of available options, and a phrase describing
what that option does.
Show list of available options. This is similar to the
help option, however it does not provide any description, and is hence
LDB URL to connect to. For a tdb database, this will be
of the form tdb://filename
. For a LDAP connection over unix domain
sockets, this will be of the form ldapi://socket
. For a (potentially
remote) LDAP connection over TCP, this will be of the form
. For an SQLite database, this will be of the form
Search scope to use. One-level, subtree or base.
Edit all records. This allows you to apply the same
change to a number of records at once. You probably want to combine this with
an expression of the form "objectclass=*".
-e editor, --editor editor
Specify the editor that should be used (overrides the
VISUAL and EDITOR environment variables). If this option is not used, and
neither VISUAL nor EDITOR environment variables are set, then the vi editor
will be used.
Specify Base Distinguished Name to use.
Make ldbedit more verbose about the operations that are
being performed. Without this option, ldbedit will only provide a summary
LDB URL to connect to. This can be overridden by using
the -H command-line option.)
VISUAL and EDITOR
Environment variables used to determine what editor to
use. VISUAL takes precedence over EDITOR, and both are overridden by the -e
This man page is correct for version 1.1 of LDB.
ldb was written by Andrew Tridgell.
If you wish to report a problem or make a suggestion then please
see the http://ldb.samba.org/ web site for current contact and
This manpage was written by Jelmer Vernooij and updated by Brad
- Andrew Tridgell