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Old 06-29-2011, 02:42 PM
Denny Schierz
Default sed or awk: decode base64 string in passwd-like file


I have a file with strings like:


I need to decode the second field (password field), with something like:

echo e0NSWVBUfVUx= | openssl base64 -d

How can I do this with all other lines?

I have already a small awk script, that converts my ldapsearch output to
a Dovecot readable passwd file.

/^uid: / {uid=$2}
/^uid: / {uid=$2; u=tolower(substr(uid,1,1));}
/^postalAddress:/ {maildomain=$2}
/^myMailQuota/ {mailquota=$2}
/^userPassword/ {userpassword=$2}
/^dn/ {printf("%s@%s:%s:500:12002::/imap/spool/%s/%s/%s:storage=%s

",uid,maildomain,userpassword,maildomain,u,uid,mai lquota)}
END {printf("%s@%s:%s:500:12002::/imap/spool/%s/%s/%s:storage=%s

",uid,maildomain,userpassword,maildomain,u,uid,mai lquota)}

the third %s must be changed, means decoded from base64.

any suggestions?

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