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       ldapdelete - LDAP delete entry tool

       ldapdelete  [-n]  [-v]  [-k]  [-K] [-c] [-M[M]] [-d debuglevel] [-f file] [-D binddn] [-W]
       [-w passwd] [-H ldapuri]  [-h ldaphost]	[-P 2|3]  [-p ldapport]  [-O security-properties]
       [-U authcid] [-x] [-I] [-Q] [-X authzid] [-Y mech] [-Z[Z]] [dn]...

       ldapdelete is a shell-accessible interface to the ldap_delete(3) library call.

       ldapdelete  opens  a connection to an LDAP server, binds, and deletes one or more entries.
       If one or more DN arguments are provided,  entries  with  those	Distinguished  Names  are
       deleted.   Each DN should be provided using the LDAPv3 string representation as defined in
       RFC 2253.  If no dn arguments are provided, a list of DNs is read from standard input  (or
       from file if the -f flag is used).

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

       -v     Use verbose mode, with many diagnostics written to standard output.

       -k     Use Kerberos IV authentication instead of simple	authentication.   It  is  assumed
	      that  you  already have a valid ticket granting ticket. This option only has effect
	      if ldapdelete is compiled with Kerberos support.

       -K     Same as -k, but only does step 1 of the Kerberos IV bind.  This is useful when con-
	      necting  to a slapd and there is no x500dsa.hostname principal registered with your
	      Kerberos Domain Controller(s).

       -c     Continuous operation mode.  Errors  are  reported,  but ldapdelete  will	 continue
	      with  deletions.	 The default is to exit after reporting an error.

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

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

       -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 occurrence of %s is replaced with a line from file.

       -x     Use simple authentication instead of SASL.

       -D binddn
	      Use the Distinguished Name binddn to bind to the LDAP directory.

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

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

       -H ldapuri
	      Specify URI(s) referring to the ldap server(s).

       -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  listening.   Deprecated  in
	      favor of -H.

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

       -r     Do  a  recursive	delete.   If the DN specified isn't a leaf, its children, and all
	      their children are deleted down the tree.  No verification is done, so if  you  add
	      this  switch, ldapdelete will happily delete large portions of your tree.  Use with

       -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.

       -U authcid
	      Specify the authentication ID for SASL bind. The form of the  identity  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 u:<username>

       -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 successful.

       The following command:

	   ldapdelete "cn=Delete Me, dc=example, dc=com"

       will attempt to delete the entry named with commonName  "Delete	Me"  directly  below  the
       "dc=example,  dc=com" entry.  Of course it would probably be necessary to supply authenti-
       cation credentials.

       Exit status is 0 if no errors occur.  Errors result in a non-zero exit status and a  diag-
       nostic message being written to standard error.

       ldap.conf(5),	ldapadd(1),   ldapmodify(1),   ldapmodrdn(1),	ldapsearch(1),	 ldap(3),

       There is no interactive mode, but there probably should be.

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

       OpenLDAP is developed and maintained by The OpenLDAP  Project  (http://www.openldap.org/).
       OpenLDAP is derived from University of Michigan LDAP 3.3 Release.

OpenLDAP 2.0.27-Release 		  20 August 2001			    LDAPDELETE(1)
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