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From "David A. Parker" <>
Subject Re: Version string in exported LDIF files
Date Tue, 07 Sep 2010 17:02:02 GMT
On 09/04/2010 04:19 AM, Emmanuel Lecharny wrote:
> On 8/25/10 8:21 PM, Stefan Seelmann wrote:
>>> I have used Apache Directory Studio for a while now, and it seems
>>> that in
>>> one of the more recent releases, a version line has been added to the
>>> LDIF
>>> output file if you export a record. The file used to just start with
>>> the DN
>>> line of the first record. Is there a way to suppress the version line?
>> Yes, that was added with version 1.5.0, see
>> There is now way to supress the version line during export, please
>> file a new issue.
> s/now/no/
> The 'version: 1' line is mandatory per RFC 2849 :
> ldif-file = ldif-content / ldif-changes
> ldif-content = version-spec 1*(1*SEP ldif-attrval-record)
> version-spec = "version:" FILL version-number


Thanks for the information, I did not realize that it was actually 
specified in the RFC.  It makes sense that this was be added to 
Directory Studio to make it's LDIF output standards compliant.  However, 
it would still be nice to have the option to suppress this line, similar 
to how the ldapsearch command gives you the -LLL option, for example.

The main reason I asked the question originally was because I had some 
Perl scripts which parsed LDIF files exported from Directory Studio, and 
the addition of the version line and the blank line that follows it 
broke those scripts.  I was able to update the scripts and fix the 
problem without any trouble, but I was surprised that this change in 
Directory Studio was not accompanied by an option to use the old behavior.

I did file a new issue in JIRA, per Stefan's recommendation.



Dave Parker
Systems Administrator
Utica College
Integrated Information Technology Services
(315) 792-3229
Registered Linux User #408177

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