mkpasswd and mkgroup

Pierre A. Humblet
Sat Apr 5 16:45:00 GMT 2003

At 08:27 AM 4/5/2003 -0800, Joshua Daniel Franklin wrote:
>--- "Pierre A. Humblet" <> wrote:

>> - allows to specify several domains at once with -d
>I just don't understand this one. Can someone be logged into 
>multiple domains at once?
You don't need to be logged in if the domains have a trust
relationship (AFAIK).

>> - only prints SYSTEM and specials when the -l switch is given
>Isn't this a rather abrupt change from how these utilities have
>been working? 
Nobody should ever populate /etc/passwd with -d without having
a -l (either concurrent or in a separate call), so SYSTEM will
be there. The current program causes duplicate entries because 
SYSTEM (and others) are added in each call. People have reported
writing scripts to remove duplicates, so I am just trying to be 
nice and avoid having them. 

>Also, please do a patch for utils.sgml explaining the significance
>of the new functionality.


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