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Mkpasswd Documentation Deficit; Mkpasswd -c Working?
- From: Randall R Schulz <rrschulz at cris dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 14:23:17 -0800
- Subject: 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.
The "--help" option does include it, however:
% mkpasswd --help
Usage: mkpasswd [OPTION]... [domain]
This program prints a /etc/passwd file to stdout
-l,--local print local user accounts
-c,--current print current account, if a domain account
-d,--domain print domain accounts (from current domain
if no domain specified)
-o,--id-offset offset change the default offset (10000) added to uids
in domain accounts.
-g,--local-groups print local group information too
if no domain specified
-m,--no-mount don't use mount points for home dir
-s,--no-sids don't print SIDs in GCOS field
(this affects ntsec)
-p,--path-to-home path use specified path instead of user account home dir
-u,--username username only return information for the specified user
-h,--help displays this message
-v,--version version information and exit
One of `-l', `-d' or `-g' must be given.
I don't know if it's a bug or not, but "-c" does not change the output
of "mkpasswd -l" on my system (I'm not in a domain, so -d isn't an
option). The "-c" option is not valid alone.
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