[Adduser-devel] Bug#515909: despite man page claims, a warning is not shown.

Stephen Gran sgran at debian.org
Wed Feb 18 21:03:52 UTC 2009

This one time, at band camp, Joerg Hoh said:
> I am unsure how we should proceed with it. --quiet is used in scripts and
> should prevent adduser from printing anything (at least that's my guess).
> So we should keep this behaviour. Instead I suggest to enhance the manpage
> to something like this:
>      --quiet
>         Suppress any message, including error and warnings. Use this
> 	parameter only when you use adduser in other scripts.
> Ok?

I think I'd prefer that we update the description of adduser --system to
not say it will print a warning, but that it will tell you about the
already existing user only when invoked without --quiet.  I'd like to
keep --quiet printing warnings (where we actually use them).  I'm open
to debate on this one, but I think that's the right way to go here.

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