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From "Ersin Er" <ersin...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [LDAP][Client] Slick idea for a CLI based client
Date Wed, 12 Sep 2007 06:17:40 GMT
Some related information here:

http://blog.fupps.com/2007/09/11/web2ldap/

On 8/29/07, David Jencks <david_jencks@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> Jason Dillon has been working on GShell which is a java command line
> shell into which you can easily add java (or groovy) commands.  He's
> been working on it for use with Geronimo but I was about to mention
> it here since I thought it would be useful for apacheds as well.
> Geronimo  is going to use it to replace platform specific startup
> scripts (in non-interactive mode) but this is just a tiny part of
> what it can do.
>
> Right now the code is in https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/geronimo/
> sandbox/gshell/trunk
> but I think jason is going to move it to somewhere more permanent soon.
>
> So I'd suggest using gshell as the shell framework and adding
> apacheds specific commands.
>
> thanks
> david jencks
>
> On Aug 29, 2007, at 7:22 AM, Alex Karasulu wrote:
>
> > A while back I posted some Confluence pages about writing a command
> > line yet interactive
> > LDAP client called LDAP shell.  I never really got any comments
> > about it.  I just thought
> > it might be worth while putting out the idea again on this email
> > channel.
> >
> > The concept is simple and one that everyone on the command line is
> > pretty much used to.
> > A shell.  Users log into an LDAP server and have a command prompt
> > where they can:
> >
> >  o CD into any ldap context using relative or absolute
> > distinguished names
> >  o LS within a server entry to list it's children if any (use -R to
> > change scope :))
> >  o CAT to print the contents of an entry to the console
> >  o LESS to pan through contents
> >  o VI, ED to edit the contents and save
> >  o PUSHD to push a DN onto the stack
> >  o POPD to pop a DN off of the stack and CD into it
> >  o MV to modifyDn on an entry
> >  o CP to copy an entry
> >
> > Yep all the shell built-ins you're used to in bourne or bourne
> > again shells should be there.  The
> > only difference in the commands are that they apply to a different
> > naming system than the UNIX
> > file system path syntax.
> >
> > The idea here is to enable LDAP scripting for those who already
> > know how to script in shells.
> > Furthermore these deterministic scripts can be transformed into
> > code that can be pushed into
> > the server as stored procedures.
> >
> > Also Directory Studio can use this as an LDAP console.  You don't
> > need to just be in a shell
> > to utilize this neat little client.  Studio's browser can select
> > nodes in the tree to represent
> > the path of working directory ($PWD).  As the user navigates
> > through the LDAP shell Studio's
> > browser can give them cues on their position and where they can go.
> > Drag and drop can be
> > used to move nodes in the browser into the shell which will list
> > the DN of the node dropped in.
> > Selected a node in the browser can automatically CD users into that
> > entry.
> >
> > Is this a crazy idea? Thoughts?
> >
> > Alex
>
>


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Ersin Er
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