Bug 245590 - The "CAVEATS" section of groupadd man page is wrong
The "CAVEATS" section of groupadd man page is wrong
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: shadow-utils (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Peter Vrabec
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-06-25 12:09 EDT by Jakub Hrozek
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-06-26 10:52:34 EDT
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A proposed patch (716 bytes, patch)
2007-06-25 12:09 EDT, Jakub Hrozek
no flags Details | Diff

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Description Jakub Hrozek 2007-06-25 12:09:59 EDT
Description of problem:

The groupadd(8) man page says that:
Groupnames must begin with a lower case letter or an underscore, and only 
lower case letters, underscores, dashes, and dollar signs may follow. In 
regular expression terms: [a-z_][a-z0-9_-]*[$] 
but it's perfectly possible to add groups like "Foo", "foo.bar" or "FOO".

The statement "Groupnames may only be up to 16 characters long. " is wrong, 
the limit is 32 characters. This statement is also included twice.

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1. man groupadd
Comment 1 Jakub Hrozek 2007-06-25 12:09:59 EDT
Created attachment 157766 [details]
A proposed patch
Comment 2 Peter Vrabec 2007-06-26 10:52:34 EDT
fixed in shadow-utils-

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