Wednesday, April 7, 2010

shelldap to the rescue!

I just discovered shelldap through my trusty dselect.. (I know, I am old and lazy and not in touch with the times, I really should be using apt-cache, but wth!). Anyhoo... shelldap is a pseudo shell on top of a LDAP DIT. You can cd to the different branches, grep within them for entries and edit individual entries in an LDIF format with your favorite editor!

Other tools like phpldapadmin, ldapsearch have their uses, but this is the most usable ldap browsing, editing tool I found so far. Figured someone else out there might find a use for it.. Thanks Mahlon E. Smith for shelldap!


  1. (or if you prefer) works best for me.

  2. @matej: ldapvi seems like a good tool once you know how the dir structure looks like, and you know how you want to edit/update the directory. But for the purpose of simply browsing the directory and navigating it interactively, I think shelldap is better. I will admit that I haven't used ldapvi much, but at first glance, I must say that shelldap seems so much more friendlier and usable.