Bug 963889 - Man page for "mkpasswd" inaccurate
Man page for "mkpasswd" inaccurate
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: expect (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Vitezslav Crhonek
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-05-16 13:52 EDT by Alan Schmidt
Modified: 2013-08-27 07:07 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: expect-5.45-11.fc21
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-08-27 07:07:58 EDT
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Proposed patch (1.11 KB, patch)
2013-08-13 10:35 EDT, Vitezslav Crhonek
no flags Details | Diff
Proposed patch (1.11 KB, patch)
2013-08-13 10:39 EDT, Vitezslav Crhonek
no flags Details | Diff

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Description Alan Schmidt 2013-05-16 13:52:49 EDT
For "mkpasswd" some command line switches are described inaccurately.

For each of the -C -d and -s switches, the man page says they define the "minimum number" of uppercase letters, digits, and special characters (respectively) that will be in the generated password.

In reality, these switches and their defaults define the EXACT number of these character classes that will appear, with the remaining characters for any specified password length being made of of lowercase characters.
Comment 1 Vitezslav Crhonek 2013-08-13 10:35:22 EDT
Created attachment 786185 [details]
Proposed patch

Patch removes the words "minimum" and "at least" when digits, uppercase alphabetic characters and special characters are mentioned.

It was only true for lower case characters.
Comment 2 Vitezslav Crhonek 2013-08-13 10:39:35 EDT
Created attachment 786188 [details]
Proposed patch

Fixed patch:)
Comment 3 Vitezslav Crhonek 2013-08-13 10:43:34 EDT
Thanks for the bug report.

Proposed patch is above, does it look fine?
Comment 4 Alan Schmidt 2013-08-13 11:00:37 EDT
Comment on attachment 786185 [details]
Proposed patch

+that contains at 3 digits and 5 uppercase characters.

should be:

+that contains 3 digits and 5 uppercase characters.
Comment 5 Alan Schmidt 2013-08-13 11:01:57 EDT
Poop. Forgot period and commented on wrong patch anyway.

Thanks!  Looks good!

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