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# 1  
Old 11-14-2007
shell script help for users

Hello guys, I would appreciate if someone can help me for this task:

I have a large txt file that contains lots of user ids in different format. I need to run this against a database output ldif file and print to a file whether they exist or not. And if they exist then I need to print their information from the ldif file. I appreciate in advance if anyone can assist.

Thanks again
# 2  
Old 11-14-2007
It would help if you told us the format of the files.

Oh, and the output of "uname -a".
# 3  
Old 11-14-2007
format of the files

Hi - thanks for the input:

THe user file looks like ( a chunk of it ):


And the ldif file ( a section of it ) looks like:

dn: uid=MYFILE1,ou=someou,
authpassword;orclsomepwd: {ABC}a2F4=
businesscategory: SomeCategory
createtimestamp: 2007070911234z
creatorsname: cn=someload
modifiersname: cn=someoad
modifytimestamp: 20070709181203z
objectclass: top
objectclass: someUser
orclguid: ABCDFF4AD107
orclnormdn: uid=myid1,ou=someconsumer,
pwdchangedtime: 20070709181203z
uid: MYFILE1
userpassword: ABCDRFGEmBXrHCKZa2F4=
canswer: Hello
cinkid: MYFILE1
cquestion: What is my mother's maiden name
cusergroup: somecustomer
cuserstatus: 0

Actually if a uid in the txt file exist in the ldif file, I want to print dn, cquestion, and userstatus

server information: sun os 5.9
it has perl version 5.6.1

any script/program such as shell script, perl script using awk/sed/etc would help me a lot, I appreciate ...
# 4  
Old 11-14-2007
You could do something like


while read N M
     case "$N" in
     uid:  )
         echo "$M"
     * )
done <ldif

so save that as one script, say, called

then have another which looks for exact lines



while read N
    if test "$N" = "$M"
          exit 0

exit 1;

then chain them together

./ | some-uid

and that would tell you if that user exists

then do another while loops round the whole list of users


while read N
     ./ | ./ "$N"
     if test "$?" = "0"
             echo user "$N" exists
             echo user "$N" does not exist
done <users

# 5  
Old 11-15-2007
thanks, let me try and will post msg asap

let me work on it, I will post a msg as soon as possible...I appreciate for your help.
# 6  
Old 11-15-2007
error received...please see below

when I combined 2 scripts recevied error below...can you please tell me what am I doing wrong ? I used for N v2.txt and M test.ldif ...

./ | next-uid
./ v2.txt: is not an identifier test.ldif=next-uid: not found v2.txt: is not an identifier

thnx much again
# 7  
Old 11-15-2007
I suggest you post *exactly* what you have put in your scripts and use the [ CODE ] [ / CODE ] markers.
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