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       slaptest - Check the suitability of the OpenLDAP slapd.conf file


       /usr/sbin/slaptest    [-d debug-level]   [-f slapd.conf]   [-F confdir]
       [-ndbnum] [-o option[=value]] [-Q] [-u] [-v]


       Slaptest  is  used  to  check  the  conformance  of  the  slapd.conf(5)
       configuration  file.   It opens the slapd.conf(5) configuration file or
       the slapd-config(5) backend, and parses it according to the general and
       the backend-specific rules, checking its sanity.


       -d debug-level
              enable  debugging  messages  as  defined by the specified debug-
              level; see slapd(8) for details.

       -f slapd.conf
              specify an alternative slapd.conf(5) file.

       -F confdir
              specify a config directory.  If both -f and  -F  are  specified,
              the  config  file will be read and converted to config directory
              format and written  to  the  specified  directory.   If  neither
              option  is  specified, slaptest will attempt to read the default
              config directory before trying to use the default  config  file.
              If  a valid config directory exists then the default config file
              is ignored. If dry-run mode is  also  specified,  no  conversion
              will occur.

       -n dbnum
              Just   open  and  test  the  dbnum-th  database  listed  in  the
              configuration  file.   To  only   test   the   config   database
              slapd-config(5), use -n 0 as it is always the first database.

       -o option[=value]
              Specify  an  option  with a(n optional) value.  Possible generic
              options/values are:

                     syslog=<subsystems>  (see `-s' in slapd(8))
                     syslog-level=<level> (see `-S' in slapd(8))
                     syslog-user=<user>   (see `-l' in slapd(8))

       -Q     Be extremely quiet: only the exit code indicates success (0)  or
              not (any other value).

       -u     enable  dry-run  mode  (i.e.  don't  fail if databases cannot be
              opened, but config is fine).

       -v     enable verbose mode.


       To check a slapd.conf(5) give the command:

            /usr/sbin/slaptest -f //etc/ldap/slapd.conf -v


       ldap(3), slapd(8), slapdn(8)

       "OpenLDAP Administrator's Guide" (


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       <>.    OpenLDAP   Software   is   derived  from
       University of Michigan LDAP 3.3 Release.