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Thread: [SOLVED] What does -e option to zmprov getAccount do?

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    Default [SOLVED] What does -e option to zmprov getAccount do?

    Can someone point me to a reference that explains how the -e option works to the zmprov getAccount command.

    Without the option, it appears that getAccount returns all the attributes for a user whether it is in their account OR derived from something else such as their COS.

    With the -e option it looks like only the attributes from the person's account is shown.

    I've been looking for verification of this, thanks.

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    Welcome to the forums,

    That's correct (-e shows values set only on that individual account).

    The code is implemented in //depot/main/ZimbraServer/src/java/com/zimbra/cs/account/ProvUtil.java:

    Code:
     private void doGetAccount(String[] args) throws ServiceException {
            boolean applyDefault = true;
            int acctPos = 1;
            
            if (args[1].equals("-e")) {
                if (args.length > 1) {
                    applyDefault = false;
                    acctPos = 2;
                } else {
                    usage();
                    return;
                }
            } 
            
            dumpAccount(lookupAccount(args[acctPos], true, applyDefault), applyDefault, getArgNameSet(args, acctPos+1));
        }
    (Where applyDefault above = the actual defaultCOS or their customCOS settings based on value of zimbraCOSid.)
    Last edited by mmorse; 07-31-2010 at 05:00 AM.

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