Bug#405905: [Adduser-devel] Bug#405905: adduser: please assume that information entered is correct

Stephen Gran sgran at debian.org
Mon Jan 8 02:07:40 CET 2007

This one time, at band camp, Filipus Klutiero said:
> At the end of the input, adduser asks whether the information entered is
> correct, assuming that it is not. Please change that so that the
> information is assumed to be correct (unless you have some reason to do
> the opposite).

Many unix tools operate on this (perhaps faulty) logic of 'do nothing
until confirmation', so this is a paradigm I am comfortable and familiar
with.  What benefits do you see coming from changing a long term
default, and can you describe how it outweighs the danger brought in by
change (e.g., admins whose fingers are used to hitting enter when they
make a mistake)?

Thanks for your input,
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