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Bug 15883 - chage doesn't understand YYYY-MM-DD format - contrary to man page
chage doesn't understand YYYY-MM-DD format - contrary to man page
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: shadow-utils (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Reported: 2000-08-09 15:07 EDT by John Dalbec
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Description John Dalbec 2000-08-09 15:07:10 EDT
According to the man page, chage should understand dates in the format YYYY-MM-DD.
This does not appear to work.  Instead, chage interprets YYYY-MM-DD to mean YYYY days since the epoch.
MM and DD are ignored.  However, YYYY/MM/DD works fine.  I have observed this only on the S/390 platform,
but the source only looks for a date if it has a "/" in it.
You could (a) fix chage to look for dates with hyphens
or (b) fix the man page to say YYYY/MM/DD.
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-08-30 09:33:10 EDT
Fixed in 20000826-2.

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