Slapcat is used to generate an LDAP Directory Interchange Format
(LDIF) output based upon the contents of a slapd(8) database. It
opens the given database determined by the database number or suffix
and writes the corresponding LDIF to standard output or the specified
file. Databases configured as subordinate of this one are also
output, unless -g is specified.
The entry records are presented in database order, not superior first
order. The entry records will include all (user and operational)
attributes stored in the database. The entry records will not
include dynamically generated attributes (such as subschemaSubentry).
The output of slapcat is intended to be used as input to slapadd(8).
The output of slapcat cannot generally be used as input to ldapadd(1)
or other LDAP clients without first editing the output. This editing
would normally include reordering the records into superior first
order and removing no-user-modification operational attributes.
Only dump entries matching the asserted filter. For example
slapcat -a \
will dump all but the "ou=People,dc=example,dc=com" subtree of
the "dc=example,dc=com" database. Deprecated; use -Hldap:///???(filter) instead.
Use the specified suffix to determine which database to
generate output for. The -b cannot be used in conjunction
with the -n option.
-c Enable continue (ignore errors) mode. Multiple occorrences of
-c make slapcat(8) try harder.
Enable debugging messages as defined by the specified debug-level; see slapd(8) for details.
Specify an alternative slapd.conf(5) file.
specify a config directory. If both -f and -F are specified,
the config file will be read and converted to config directory
format and written to the specified directory. If neither
option is specified, an attempt to read the default config
directory will be made before trying to use the default config
file. If a valid config directory exists then the default
config file is ignored.
-g disable subordinate gluing. Only the specified database will
be processed, and not its glued subordinates (if any).
use dn, scope and filter from URI to only handle matching
Write LDIF to specified file instead of standard output.
Generate output for the dbnum-th database listed in the
configuration file. The config database slapd-config(5), is
always the first database, so use -n 0 to select it.
The -n cannot be used in conjunction with the -b option.
Specify an option with a(n optional) value. Possible generic
syslog=<subsystems> (see `-s' in slapd(8))
syslog-level=<level> (see `-S' in slapd(8))
syslog-user=<user> (see `-l' in slapd(8))
n is the number of columns allowed for the LDIF output
(n equal to 0 uses the default, corresponding to 78).
The minimum is 2, leaving space for one character and one
Use no for no wrap.
Only dump entries in the subtree specified by this DN.
Implies -b subtree-dn if no
option is given.
Deprecated; use -H ldap:///subtree-dn instead.
-v Enable verbose mode.
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