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Re: (ITS#4994) Clarify -y option in man pages

rra@stanford.edu wrote:

> A Debian user was confused by the -y option and its inclusion of whitespace in
> the password.  The current man page text does explain this, but it doesn't make
> a point of it, and I think a bit more explanation would be useful.  Here's a
> patch for the ldapcompare.1 man page; if you think this is a good idea, similar
> changes could be made to all the other command-line utilities that take the -y
> option.

I have committed a different clarification that provides a hint to a
portable manner to generate appropriate password files.  Please check
and improve; afterwards I'll apply it to other command line tools man pages.


Ing. Pierangelo Masarati
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