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       ldapsearch - LDAP search tool

       ldapsearch   [-V[V]]   [-d debuglevel]  [-n]  [-v]  [-c]	 [-u]  [-t[t]]
       [-T path] [-F prefix] [-A]  [-L[L[L]]]  [-S attribute]  [-b searchbase]
       [-s {base|one|sub|children}]  [-a {never|always|search|find}] [-l time‐
       limit]  [-z sizelimit]  [-f file]   [-M[M]]   [-x]   [-D binddn]	  [-W]
       [-w passwd]  [-y passwdfile]  [-H ldapuri]  [-h ldaphost] [-p ldapport]
       [-P {2|3}] [-e [!]ext[=extparam]] [-E [!]ext[=extparam]]	 [-o opt[=opt‐
       param]] [-O security-properties] [-I] [-Q] [-N] [-U authcid] [-R realm]
       [-X authzid] [-Y mech] [-Z[Z]] filter [attrs...]

       ldapsearch is a shell-accessible interface  to  the  ldap_search_ext(3)
       library call.

       ldapsearch  opens a connection to an LDAP server, binds, and performs a
       search using specified parameters.   The filter should conform  to  the
       string  representation  for  search filters as defined in RFC 4515.  If
       not provided, the default filter, (objectClass=*), is used.

       If ldapsearch finds one or more entries, the  attributes	 specified  by
       attrs  are returned.  If * is listed, all user attributes are returned.
       If + is listed, all operational attributes are returned.	 If  no	 attrs
       are  listed,  all user attributes are returned.	If only 1.1 is listed,
       no attributes will be returned.

       The search results are displayed using an  extended  version  of	 LDIF.
       Option -L controls the format of the output.

       -V[V]  Print  version info.  If -VV is given, only the version informa‐
	      tion is printed.

       -d debuglevel
	      Set the LDAP debugging level to debuglevel.  ldapsearch must  be
	      compiled	with  LDAP_DEBUG  defined  for this option to have any

       -n     Show what would be done, but don't actually perform the  search.
	      Useful for debugging in conjunction with -v.

       -v     Run  in  verbose mode, with many diagnostics written to standard

       -c     Continuous operation mode. Errors are reported,  but  ldapsearch
	      will  continue  with  searches.  The  default  is	 to exit after
	      reporting an error.  Only useful in conjunction with -f.

       -u     Include the User Friendly Name form of  the  Distinguished  Name
	      (DN) in the output.

       -t[t]  A	 single	 -t  writes retrieved non-printable values to a set of
	      temporary files.	This is useful for dealing  with  values  con‐
	      taining  non-character data such as jpegPhoto or audio. A second
	      -t writes all retrieved values to files.

       -T path
	      Write temporary files to directory specified by  path  (default:

       -F prefix
	      URL  prefix  for	temporary files.  Default is file://path where
	      path is /var/tmp/ or specified with -T.

       -A     Retrieve attributes only (no values).  This is useful  when  you
	      just  want to see if an attribute is present in an entry and are
	      not interested in the specific values.

       -L     Search results are  display  in  LDAP  Data  Interchange	Format
	      detailed	in  ldif(5).   A  single  -L  restricts	 the output to
	       A second -L disables comments.  A third -L disables printing of
	      the  LDIF version.  The default is to use an extended version of

       -S attribute
	      Sort the entries returned based on attribute. The default is not
	      to  sort entries returned.  If attribute is a zero-length string
	      (""), the entries are sorted by the components of their  Distin‐
	      guished  Name.   See  ldap_sort(3)  for  more details. Note that
	      ldapsearch normally prints out entries as it receives them.  The
	      use  of the -S option defeats this behavior, causing all entries
	      to be retrieved, then sorted, then printed.

       -b searchbase
	      Use searchbase as the starting point for the search  instead  of
	      the default.

       -s {base|one|sub|children}
	      Specify  the scope of the search to be one of base, one, sub, or
	      children to specify a base object, one-level, subtree, or	 chil‐
	      dren search.  The default is sub.	 Note: children scope requires
	      LDAPv3 subordinate feature extension.

       -a {never|always|search|find}
	      Specify how aliases dereferencing is done.   Should  be  one  of
	      never, always, search, or find to specify that aliases are never
	      dereferenced, always dereferenced, dereferenced when  searching,
	      or  dereferenced	only  when  locating  the  base object for the
	      search.  The default is to never dereference aliases.

       -l timelimit
	      wait at most timelimit seconds for  a  search  to	 complete.   A
	      timelimit	 of  0	(zero) or none means no limit.	A timelimit of
	      max means the maximum integer  allowable	by  the	 protocol.   A
	      server  may  impose a maximal timelimit which only the root user
	      may override.

       -z sizelimit
	      retrieve at most sizelimit entries for a search.	A sizelimit of
	      0	 (zero)	 or none means no limit.  A sizelimit of max means the
	      maximum integer allowable by the protocol.  A server may	impose
	      a maximal sizelimit which only the root user may override.

       -f file
	      Read a series of lines from file, performing one LDAP search for
	      each line.  In this case, the filter given on the	 command  line
	      is  treated  as a pattern where the first and only occurrence of
	      %s is replaced with a line from file.  Any other	occurrence  of
	      the the % character in the pattern will be regarded as an error.
	      Where it is desired that the search filter include a  %  charac‐
	      ter,  the character should be encoded as \25 (see RFC 4515).  If
	      file is a single - character, then the lines are read from stan‐
	      dard  input.  ldapsearch will exit when the first non-successful
	      search result is returned, unless -c is used.

       -M[M]  Enable manage DSA IT control.  -MM makes control critical.

       -x     Use simple authentication instead of SASL.

       -D binddn
	      Use the Distinguished Name binddn to bind to the LDAP directory.
	      For SASL binds, the server is expected to ignore this value.

       -W     Prompt for simple authentication.	 This is used instead of spec‐
	      ifying the password on the command line.

       -w passwd
	      Use passwd as the password for simple authentication.

       -y passwdfile
	      Use complete contents of passwdfile as the password  for	simple

       -H ldapuri
	      Specify  URI(s)  referring to the ldap server(s); a list of URI,
	      separated by whitespace or commas is expected; only  the	proto‐
	      col/host/port  fields  are  allowed.   As	 an  exception,	 if no
	      host/port is specified, but a DN is, the DN is used to  look  up
	      the  corresponding  host(s) using the DNS SRV records, according
	      to RFC 2782.  The DN must be a non-empty sequence of AVAs	 whose
	      attribute	 type  is "dc" (domain component), and must be escaped
	      according to RFC 2396.

       -h ldaphost
	      Specify an alternate host on which the ldap server  is  running.
	      Deprecated in favor of -H.

       -p ldapport
	      Specify  an  alternate TCP port where the ldap server is listen‐
	      ing.  Deprecated in favor of -H.

       -P {2|3}
	      Specify the LDAP protocol version to use.

       -e [!]ext[=extparam]

       -E [!]ext[=extparam]

	      Specify general extensions with -e and  search  extensions  with
	      -E.  ´!´ indicates criticality.

	      General extensions:
		[!]assert=<filter>    (an RFC 4515 Filter)
		!authzid=<authzid>    ("dn:<dn>" or "u:<user>")
		[!]bauthzid	      (RFC 3829 authzid control)
		[!]postread[=<attrs>] (a comma-separated attribute list)
		[!]preread[=<attrs>]  (a comma-separated attribute list)
		abandon,cancel,ignore (SIGINT sends abandon/cancel,
		or ignores response; if critical, doesn't wait for SIGINT.
		not really controls)

	      Search extensions:
		[!]domainScope			     (domain scope)
		[!]mv=<filter>			     (matched values filter)
		[!]pr=<size>[/prompt|noprompt]	     (paged results/prompt)
		[!]sss=[-]<attr[:OID]>[/[-]<attr[:OID]>...]  (server side sorting)
		[!]subentries[=true|false]	     (subentries)
		[!]sync=ro[/<cookie>]		     (LDAP Sync refreshOnly)
			rp[/<cookie>][/<slimit>]     (LDAP Sync refreshAndPersist)
		[!]vlv=<before>/<after>(/<offset>/<count>|:<value>)  (virtual list view)

       -o opt[=optparam]

	      Specify general options.

	      General options:
		nettimeout=<timeout>  (in seconds, or "none" or "max")
		ldif-wrap=<width>     (in columns, or "no" for no wrapping)

       -O security-properties
	      Specify SASL security properties.

       -I     Enable  SASL  Interactive	 mode.	 Always prompt.	 Default is to
	      prompt only as needed.

       -Q     Enable SASL Quiet mode.  Never prompt.

       -N     Do not use reverse DNS to canonicalize SASL host name.

       -U authcid
	      Specify the authentication ID for SASL bind. The form of the  ID
	      depends on the actual SASL mechanism used.

       -R realm
	      Specify  the  realm of authentication ID for SASL bind. The form
	      of the realm depends on the actual SASL mechanism used.

       -X authzid
	      Specify the requested authorization ID for SASL  bind.   authzid
	      must be one of the following formats: dn:<distinguished name> or

       -Y mech
	      Specify the SASL mechanism to be	used  for  authentication.  If
	      it's  not	 specified, the program will choose the best mechanism
	      the server knows.

       -Z[Z]  Issue StartTLS (Transport Layer Security) extended operation. If
	      you  use	-ZZ, the command will require the operation to be suc‐

       If one or more entries are found, each entry  is	 written  to  standard
       output in LDAP Data Interchange Format or ldif(5):

	   version: 1

	   # bjensen, example, net
	   dn: uid=bjensen,dc=example,dc=net
	   objectClass: person
	   objectClass: dcObject
	   uid: bjensen
	   cn: Barbara Jensen
	   sn: Jensen

       If  the -t option is used, the URI of a temporary file is used in place
       of the actual value.  If the -A option is given, only  the  "attribute‐
       name" part is written.

       The following command:

	   ldapsearch -LLL "(sn=smith)" cn sn telephoneNumber

       will  perform a subtree search (using the default search base and other
       parameters defined in ldap.conf(5)) for entries with a surname (sn)  of
       smith.	The  common name (cn), surname (sn) and telephoneNumber values
       will be retrieved and printed to standard  output.   The	 output	 might
       look something like this if two entries are found:

	   dn: uid=jts,dc=example,dc=com
	   cn: John Smith
	   cn: John T. Smith
	   sn: Smith
	   sn;lang-en: Smith
	   sn;lang-de: Schmidt
	   telephoneNumber: 1 555 123-4567

	   dn: uid=sss,dc=example,dc=com
	   cn: Steve Smith
	   cn: Steve S. Smith
	   sn: Smith
	   sn;lang-en: Smith
	   sn;lang-de: Schmidt
	   telephoneNumber: 1 555 765-4321

       The command:

	   ldapsearch -LLL -u -t "(uid=xyz)" jpegPhoto audio

       will perform a subtree search using the default search base for entries
       with user id of "xyz".  The user friendly form of the entry's  DN  will
       be output after the line that contains the DN itself, and the jpegPhoto
       and audio values will be retrieved and written to temporary files.  The
       output might look like this if one entry with one value for each of the
       requested attributes is found:

	   dn: uid=xyz,dc=example,dc=com
	   ufn: xyz, example, com
	   audio:< file:///tmp/ldapsearch-audio-a19924
	   jpegPhoto:< file:///tmp/ldapsearch-jpegPhoto-a19924

       This command:

	   ldapsearch -LLL -s one -b "c=US" "(o=University*)" o description

       will perform a one-level search at the c=US level for all entries whose
       organization  name  (o)	begins with University.	 The organization name
       and description attribute values will be retrieved and printed to stan‐
       dard output, resulting in output similar to this:

	   dn: o=University of Alaska Fairbanks,c=US
	   o: University of Alaska Fairbanks
	   description: Preparing Alaska for a brave new yesterday
	   description: leaf node only

	   dn: o=University of Colorado at Boulder,c=US
	   o: University of Colorado at Boulder
	   description: No personnel information
	   description: Institution of education and research

	   dn: o=University of Colorado at Denver,c=US
	   o: University of Colorado at Denver
	   o: UCD
	   o: CU/Denver
	   o: CU-Denver
	   description: Institute for Higher Learning and Research

	   dn: o=University of Florida,c=US
	   o: University of Florida
	   o: UFl
	   description: Warper of young minds


       Exit  status  is	 zero if no errors occur.  Errors result in a non-zero
       exit status and a diagnostic message being written to standard error.

       ldapadd(1), ldapdelete(1), ldapmodify(1), ldapmodrdn(1),	 ldap.conf(5),
       ldif(5), ldap(3), ldap_search_ext(3), ldap_sort(3)

       The OpenLDAP Project <http://www.openldap.org/>

       OpenLDAP	 Software  is developed and maintained by The OpenLDAP Project
       <http://www.openldap.org/>.  OpenLDAP Software is derived from  Univer‐
       sity of Michigan LDAP 3.3 Release.

OpenLDAP 2.4.39			  2014/01/26			 LDAPSEARCH(1)

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