SUMMARY: ldapsearch command to list all members of a group

From: Christopher Barnard <>
Date: Thu Oct 01 2009 - 22:26:50 EDT
I asked:

>> At the end of the password file on one of my ldap client servers is
>> +@admins:x:::::
>> It is trivial to get the list of users in the java GUI.  However I
>> want
>> to craft an ldapsearch command so that it can be put into a script.
>> There are so many flags to ldapsearch and I just haven't gotten the
>> combination right.  I did not find this in the summaries or by
>> googling,
>> although I got lots of ldap hits.
>> Has anyone crafted an ldapsearch command to retrieve all of the uids
>> and/or real names of all of the users in a particular ldap group?

The answer:

ldaplist, not ldapsearch.  I had missed that command.  Thats why I did  
not find what I was looking for in google, I guess.  <grin>

ldaplist -l netgroup admins

gives me exactly what I want.

Thank you to everyone who responded so quickly, including those who  
shared some pretty elaborate ldap search query strings.

Christopher L. Barnard
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homicidal maniac who knows where you live.
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Received on Thu Oct 1 22:28:02 2009

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