[Adduser-devel] Bug#702934: never thought addgroup could add users to groups due to NAME

jidanni at jidanni.org jidanni at jidanni.org
Wed Mar 13 03:17:19 UTC 2013

Package: adduser
Version: 3.113+nmu3
Severity: wishlist
File: /usr/share/man/man8/adduser.8.gz

When one sees

       adduser, addgroup - add a user or group to the system

One thinks this command certainly cannot do (this from further down the
man page):

   Add an existing user to an existing group
       If called with two non-option arguments, adduser will add  an  existing
       user to an existing group.

And will skip this command, eventually ending up using gpasswd -a.

Therefore please say

       adduser, addgroup - add or manipulate user or groups

or something better. That way one could pick it out from apropos(1).

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