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Re: mkpasswd takes 18 hours to finish!
On Fri, Sep 13, 2002 at 04:24:50PM -0400, rotaiv wrote:
> At 9/13/2002 02:54 PM, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> >It may be that the order of arguments matters, and that the correct way to
> >specify the username and the domain would be
> > mkpasswd -u MY_USER_ID -d MY_DOMAIN >> /etc/passwd
> >but the point remains the same.
> Once again, correct if you use the second syntax. For some reason, putting
> the -d before -u causes to list all users whereas putting -u before -d only
> lists the single user. I fail to see why the order of the switches should
> be import but apparently it is.
I think the confusion comes from the fact that the domain name is an
argument to mkpasswd itself; it is not an argument to the -d option.
I believe the following two invocations are equivalent...
mkpasswd -d -u USER DOMAIN
mkpasswd -u USER -d DOMAIN
This may be counterintuituive, but that's the way it is. I know,
"Patches graciously accepted..."
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Smart Software Consulting
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