Bug#412234: [Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#412234: passwd: please SEE ALSO: usermod

Justin Pryzby justinpryzby at users.sourceforge.net
Sat Feb 24 20:44:59 CET 2007

On Sat, Feb 24, 2007 at 08:36:05PM +0100, Nicolas François wrote:
> Hello,
> On Sat, Feb 24, 2007 at 01:37:14PM -0500, pryzbyj at justinpryzby.com wrote:
> > 
> > Please make passwd(1) refer to usermod and/or some of the other tools
> > from this package.
> What would be the rational for adding a reference to usermod(8) in the
> passwd man page?
It does comparable things (lock, expiration), and is useful for
remembering the other commands.  This isn't just a hypothetical request:
I would have used the usermod interface if passwd has referred to it;
instead, I ended up using vipw (er, actually vim..).

Plus, they're in the same package, so no chance to have one installed
and not the other (plus, the package is Prio: required, so is
essen^Walmost guaranteed to be available).

usermod already refers to passwd.


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