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Mkpasswd Documentation Deficit; Mkpasswd -c Working?


Pierre's recent suggestion to invoke "mkpasswd" with the "-c" option sent me to the documentation to learn what that option does. Neither "info" nor "man" document the "-c" option.

The "--help" option does include it, however:

% mkpasswd --help
Usage: mkpasswd [OPTION]... [domain]

This program prints a /etc/passwd file to stdout

   -l,--local              print local user accounts
   -c,--current            print current account, if a domain account
   -d,--domain             print domain accounts (from current domain
                           if no domain specified)
   -o,--id-offset offset   change the default offset (10000) added to uids
                           in domain accounts.
   -g,--local-groups       print local group information too
                           if no domain specified
   -m,--no-mount           don't use mount points for home dir
   -s,--no-sids            don't print SIDs in GCOS field
                           (this affects ntsec)
   -p,--path-to-home path  use specified path instead of user account home dir
   -u,--username username  only return information for the specified user
   -h,--help               displays this message
   -v,--version            version information and exit

One of `-l', `-d' or `-g' must be given.

I don't know if it's a bug or not, but "-c" does not change the output of "mkpasswd -l" on my system (I'm not in a domain, so -d isn't an option). The "-c" option is not valid alone.


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