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       slapmodify - Modify entries in a	SLAPD database

       /usr/local/sbin/slapmodify     [-b suffix]     [-c]    [-d debug-level]
       [-f slapd.conf] [-F confdir] [-g] [-j lineno] [-l ldif-file] [-n	dbnum]
       [-o option[=value]] [-q]	[-s] [-S SID] [-u] [-v]	[-w]

       Slapmodify  is  used to apply modifications specified in	LDAP Directory
       Interchange Format (LDIF) to a slapd(8) database.  It opens  the	 given
       database	determined by the database number or suffix and	performs modi-
       fications corresponding to the provided LDIF to	the  database.	 Data-
       bases configured	as subordinate of this one are also updated, unless -g
       is specified.  The LDIF input is	read from standard input or the	speci-
       fied file.

       All  files eventually created by	slapmodify will	belong to the identity
       slapmodify is run as, so	make sure you either run slapmodify  with  the
       same  identity  slapd(8)	will be	run as (see option -u in slapd(8)), or
       change file ownership before running slapd(8).

       Note: slapmodify	will also perform the relevant indexing	whilst modify-
       ing  the	 database  if any are configured. For specific details,	please
       see slapindex(8).

       -b suffix
	      Use the specified	suffix to determine which database to add  en-
	      tries  to.  The -b cannot	be used	in conjunction with the	-n op-

       -c     enable continue (ignore errors) mode.

       -d debug-level
	      enable debugging messages	as defined  by	the  specified	debug-
	      level; see slapd(8) for details.

       -f slapd.conf
	      specify an alternative slapd.conf(5) file.

       -F confdir
	      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 op-
	      tion is specified, an attempt to read the	default	config	direc-
	      tory  will be made before	trying to use the default config file.
	      If a valid config	directory exists then the default config  file
	      is  ignored.  If	dry-run	 mode is also specified, no conversion
	      will occur.

       -g     disable subordinate gluing.  Only	the specified database will be
	      processed, and not its glued subordinates	(if any).

       -j lineno
	      Jump  to	the specified line number in the LDIF file before pro-
	      cessing any entries. This	allows a modification that was aborted
	      due  to  errors in the input LDIF	to be resumed after the	errors
	      are corrected.

       -l ldif-file
	      Read LDIF	from the specified file	instead	of standard input.

       -n dbnum
	      Perform changes on the dbnum-th database listed in the  configu-
	      ration  file.   The -n cannot be used in conjunction with	the -b
	      option.  To manipulate the config	database slapd-config(5),  use
	      -n  0 as it is always the	first database.	It must	physically ex-
	      ist on the filesystem prior to this, however.

       -o option[=value]
	      Specify an option	with a(n optional)  value.   Possible  generic
	      options/values are:

		     syslog=<subsystems>  (see `-s' in slapd(8))
		     syslog-level=<level> (see `-S' in slapd(8))
		     syslog-user=<user>	  (see `-l' in slapd(8))


	      The schema-check option toggles schema checking (default on);
	      the value-check option toggles value checking (default off).
	      The latter is incompatible with -q.

       -q     enable quick (fewer integrity checks) mode.  Does	fewer consistency checks
	      on the input data, and no	consistency checks when	writing	the database.
	      Improves the run time but	if any errors or interruptions occur the resulting
	      database will be unusable.

       -s     disable schema checking.	This option is intended	to be used when
	      manipulating databases containing	special	objects, such as fractional
	      objects on a partial replica.  Creating normal objects which do not
	      conform to schema	may result in unexpected and ill behavior.

       -S SID Server ID	to use in generated entryCSN.  Also used for contextCSN
	      if -w is set as well.  Defaults to 0.

       -u     enable dry-run (don't write to backend) mode.

       -v     enable verbose mode.

       -w     write syncrepl context information.
	      After all	entries	are added, the contextCSN
	      will be updated with the greatest	CSN in the database.

       Your  slapd(8) should not be running when you do	this to	ensure consis-
       tency of	the database.

       Not all backends	support	all types of modification,  modrdn  changetype
       in particular is	not implemented	for any	of the current backends.

       slapmodify may not provide naming or schema checks.  It is advisable to
       use ldapmodify(1) when possible.

       To make modifications specified in file ldif into your  slapd(8)	 data-
       base give the command:

	    /usr/local/sbin/slapmodify -l ldif

       ldap(3),	 ldif(5), slapcat(8), slapadd(8), slapindex(8),	ldapmodify(1),

       "OpenLDAP Administrator's Guide"	(

       OpenLDAP	Software is developed and maintained by	The  OpenLDAP  Project
       <>.  OpenLDAP Software is derived from the Uni-
       versity of Michigan LDAP	3.3 Release.

OpenLDAP 2.6.1			  2022/01/20			SLAPMODIFY(8C)


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