Bug 30732

Summary: passwd -S [username] doesn't print account info.
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Rufus Petasus <rpetasus>
Component: passwdAssignee: Jindrich Novy <jnovy>
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE QA Contact: Aaron Brown <abrown>
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Version: 7.0CC: bergansk, dr, pknirsch
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Description Rufus Petasus 2001-03-05 22:47:55 UTC
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Passwd -S is supposed to print summary information for a login name;
instead,  it claims it sets the passwd,  but doesn't really.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Become root	
2. # passwd -S [some-account-name]
3. Observe that is sets the password instead of printing account info.
   except that it doesn't really set the password either;  it appears
   to do nothing.

Actual Results:  # passwd -S bbogus
Changing passwd for user bbogus
Password set.  MD5 encryption

Expected Results:  What the man page says:

    -S	This will output a short information about the sta-
	tus of the password for a given account. ...

Comment 1 Michael Berganski 2002-06-19 12:03:50 UTC
passwd  -S acts the same  way with version  7.1
are there any actions being taken on resolving this.

Comment 2 Jindrich Novy 2004-09-16 10:53:06 UTC
This is fixed in recent releases. Closing this.