please keep responses on the list so others can comment and learn as well.
Daniel Spannbauer wrote:
Michael Ströder schrieb:
> Daniel Spannbauer wrote:
>> I have to deleted abount 500 Entrys under a OU in my LDAP-Tree cause I
>> have to change the objectClass from "account" to
>> Can I do this with ldapdelete? I always used that tool only to delete
>> one entry.
> Yes. But you have to provide a file with a list of the DNs of the
> entries to be deleted.
> $ ldapdelete -h
> usage: ldapdelete [options] [dn]...
> dn: list of DNs to delete. If not given, it will be readed from stdin
> or from the file specified with "-f file".
> (You could also use some of the GUI LDAP clients for that. E.g. my
> web2ldap supports recursive deletion of all entries below an entry.)
Thats a posibility. But the ldap-Entries are genarated by a Script. So I
have to delete it also by this script. So a gui is not the solution that
In this case I'd prefer to use a full-featured scripting language with a
decent LDAP module to do the job. You have more control in the case of
an error than with invoking command-line tools from a shell script.