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

Joerg Hoh joerg at joerghoh.de
Sat Sep 19 20:05:03 UTC 2009

On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 02:32:13AM -0800, shaul Karl wrote:
> Package: adduser
> Version: 3.110
> Severity: normal
> man page claims:
>        If called with one non-option  argument  and  the  --system  
>        option, adduser will add a system user. If a user with the same 
>        name already exists in the system uid range (or, if the uid is  
>        specified,  if  a user  with  that uid already exists), adduser 
>        will exit with a warning.
>     and
>     --quiet
>        Suppress  informational  messages,  only  show  warnings  and
>        errors.
> However this doesn't work for me. I do have an ftp user:
> # adduser --quiet --system ftp
> #

I agree to Stephen, the docs are missing the description of the interaction
of these 2 settings. I will add a statement to the manpage, that --quiet
will surpress this printed warning.


What did you do to the cat? It looks half-dead. -Schroedinger's wife
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