[Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#499578: passwd can't do everything passwd(1) says it can

Nicolas François nicolas.francois at centraliens.net
Sat Sep 20 10:57:16 UTC 2008

tags 499578 fixed-upstream


On Sat, Sep 20, 2008 at 12:32:31AM +0100, rrt at femur.dyndns.org wrote:
> passwd(1) says:
> passwd also changes account information, such as the full name of the
> user, the users login shell, or his/her password expiry date and
> interval.
> But as far as I can see it can't change the shell (that would be chsh)
> or the full name (chfn).

Thanks for reporting it.
passwd used to have options to call chfn / chsh, but they do not exist
anymore (since a long time).

I changed this sentence upstream to:
	passwd also changes the account or associated password validity

Best Regards,

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