[Adduser-devel] Bug#846242: adduser: manpage should document short options

Markus Hiereth post at hiereth.de
Sun Sep 3 13:22:55 UTC 2017

Bonjour Ralf, dear maintainer,

Ralf Treinen schrieb am 29. November 2016 um 15:29

> Package: adduser
> Version: 3.115
> User: treinen at debian.org
> Usertags: colis-shparser
> looking at the source code of adduser reveals that it also accepts some
> short options. Please include these in the manpage along with the 
> equivalent long options. I noticed these since short options are in
> fact used in maintainer scripts, but not document in the adduser manpage.
> AFAICS, the short options are:
> -q for --quiet
> -h for --help
> -v for --verbose

the German translation group noted that text of manual pages
adduser(8) and deluser(8) was not formatted in accordance with
man_pages(7). Mainly arguments printed in capitals instead of italics.

Editing these files gave an opportunity to introduce short
options. According to the output of --help,

  adduser -c file user

should as well work like

  adduser --conf file user

Salut / Best regards
Markus Hiereth

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