Using ldapsearch to return operational attributes

You can use the plus sign (+) with ldapsearch to return all the operational attributes for entries. Operational attributes are attributes used for directory administration, and a directory server only returns them if you request them.

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For example, to return all operational attributes for entries with the common name John Brown specify:

ldapsearch -h host "cn=John Brown" +

You can use the + syntax only with the directory servers that support the syntax, such as the Domino® LDAP service.

To return a specific operational attribute only, specify the attribute.

Related concepts:
ldapsearch utility