Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 216591
Command does not work as documented
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:49 EST
Description of problem:
The german man-page to passwd(1) lists a parameter "-e" which would immidiately
expire the account and force the user to change password on next login.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. passwd -e <username>
error message: unknown parameter
user will be forced to change password on next login
I want to make clear, that I really want this command to work this way again (I
really think is worked this way some time ago).
Expiring accounts is a really good feature.
So updating the german documentation is not the way I want this done.
Use 'chage -d 0 <username>' instead.
The man-pages-de should be synced with english man pages.
German upstream of man-pages-de is dead (last change 2001).
I could try translate this one, maybe.
There is more inconsistence in man-pages-de. The upstream should fix it, but
there wasn't any updates whole last year.