Bug 245590 - The "CAVEATS" section of groupadd man page is wrong
Summary: The "CAVEATS" section of groupadd man page is wrong
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: shadow-utils   
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Version: rawhide
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Peter Vrabec
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-06-25 16:09 UTC by Jakub Hrozek
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:12 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-06-26 14:52:34 UTC
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A proposed patch (716 bytes, patch)
2007-06-25 16:09 UTC, Jakub Hrozek
no flags Details | Diff

Description Jakub Hrozek 2007-06-25 16:09:59 UTC
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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Steps to Reproduce:
1. man groupadd

Comment 1 Jakub Hrozek 2007-06-25 16:09:59 UTC
Created attachment 157766 [details]
A proposed patch

Comment 2 Peter Vrabec 2007-06-26 14:52:34 UTC
fixed in shadow-utils-

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