samba 4: a new configuration system?

Alan DeKok aland at
Thu Jun 23 16:45:31 GMT 2005

Andrew Tridgell <tridge at> wrote:
>   export EDITOR=emacs
>   ldbedit -H config.ldb
> would edit the entire db in emacs.

  That's a great idea, and I wish more projects had that kind of tool.

  One question, though.  I haven't looked, but is it possible to dump
the ldb to a text file, and then import that text file back into the
ldb?  That would allow other scripts to root through the DB via text,
and would also give admins a "warm and fuzzy" feeling that the DB
could be backed up in a format humans can understand.

  Alan DeKok.

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