cannot display man page for /bin/passwd

Corinna Vinschen
Tue Aug 5 08:21:00 GMT 2014

On Aug  4 13:48, Doug Henderson wrote:
> When I try to display the man page for /bin/passwd, the man page for
> the openssl passwd subcommand is displayed.
> It appears that both the package containing /bin/passwd, and the
> openssl package place the passwd.1.gz file in the /usr/share/man/man1
> directory, so that only the man page from the most recently installed
> package is displayed.

No, the Cygwin passwd tool has no man page.  The documentation is
only in the User's Guide:


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat
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