Bug#364909: [Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#364909: useradd: confusion in man page; suggested fix

Christian Perrier bubulle at debian.org
Fri Apr 28 04:46:52 UTC 2006

Quoting Nicolas François (nicolas.francois at centraliens.net):

> Here is the new paragraph:
> +      It is usually recommended to only use usernames that begin with
> +      a lower case letter or an underscore, and are only followed by lower
> +      case letters, digits, underscores, dashes, and optionally terminated by
> +      a dollar sign. In regular expression terms: ^[a-z_][a-z0-9_-]*[$]?$
> +      On Debian, the constraints on the username are loosened:
> +      Usernames must neither start by a dash ('-') nor contain a colon (':')
> +      or an end of line ('\n').

This seems fair by me. You can probably commit the patch and submit it
to Tomasz.

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