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Re: [opensuse] /etc/passwd compulsory fields
On Mon, 19 Aug 2013 10:48:00 +0200
lynn <lynn@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hi

Apart from the obvious, passwd (5) doesn't say which fields are
compulsory.

They are all compulsory.

Some of them can be empty, but they need to be there. Some software
will be confused if it finds lines with the wrong number of ":"
characters.
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