ldapdiff 1.4.1 Description:
ldapdiff compares ldif files with a running LDAP server and does an appropriate add/delete/update for every different entry/attribute. Essentially, it combines "diff" and "patch" in one application (although it is designed for "patching" ldap directories using ldif files, not for use on flat ascii files). ldap based directories often have problems with automatic updates, because the only offline interface between a company database and the ldap directory are ldif files. Normally the primary instance which stores most of a company's data, is a relational database. since it can be hard to keep an ldap database current. it is time consuming and difficult to create "ldif formatted deltas" for every database change. it is much easier to dump the whole data pool into a ldif formatted file and run ldapdiff.