[Adduser-devel] [Bug+Fix] NAME_REGEX in adduser.conf is wrong

Jakob Unterwurzacher j.unterwurzacher at web-tech.at
Tue May 11 23:39:43 UTC 2010

[ Please cc me, i am not on the list ]

The commented-out example in adduser.conf


is wrong because it would require the username to end with a literal 
"$". The backslash should be removed to anchor the regex at the end of 
the string as intended by the author (i guess). This is not shell script!

--- adduser.conf	2009-09-20 22:31:46.000000000 +0200
+++ adduser.conf.fixed	2010-05-12 01:34:33.000000000 +0200
@@ -82,4 +82,4 @@

  # check user and group names also against this regular expression.

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