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Re: Mkpasswd Documentation Deficit; Mkpasswd -c Working?
- From: Joshua Daniel Franklin <joshuadfranklin at yahoo dot com>
- To: pierre dot humblet at ieee dot org, cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2003 14:30:52 -0800 (PST)
- Subject: Re: Mkpasswd Documentation Deficit; Mkpasswd -c Working?
> > Pierre's recent suggestion to invoke "mkpasswd" with the "-c" option
> > sent me to the documentation to learn what that option does. Neither
> > "info" nor "man" document the "-c" option.
> Right, it's a very recent feature that has not made its way into the doc.
> It was designed for eventual use in a setup postinstall script, to reliably
> (no PDC access) build /etc/passwd for domain users.
> It now looks like it has another use.
Yes, it looks like it was implemented here:
by... you, Pierre! I'm sorry I didn't catch this at the time, I
am subscribed to cygwin-patches for just the purpose of noticing things
that need changing in the documentation but most of the ntsec is over
my head and so I ignore it. Normally, though, when a new option is
added to one of the cygwin utils *the author of the new option*
documents it with a patch to utils.sgml (the theory being that the
someone who adds the patch understands best its usage). So could you
create a patch for utils.sgml? Thanks.
> While on this topic, the man page says "mkpasswd does not work on the
> Win9x series (Windows 95, 98, and Me)", which is not accurate.
> Using mkpasswd is a safe way to build /etc/passwd, and on Win95 the
> -u switch can be used to create entries with the specified name.
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