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Bug 1060278 - Change wording for userdel -f
Summary: Change wording for userdel -f
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: shadow-utils
Version: 7.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Tomas Mraz
QA Contact: Michael Boisvert
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-01-31 16:19 UTC by Michael Boisvert
Modified: 2014-06-18 05:07 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version: shadow-utils-
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2014-06-13 11:41:59 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

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Description Michael Boisvert 2014-01-31 16:19:23 UTC
Description of problem:

Under userdel's options, -f is listed as having the following functionality: "force removal of files, even if not owned by user.

-f does not force deletion of files unless -r is also specified. -f by itself forces the deletion of the user in situations where the user is still logged in, etc. The language should be changed to reflect this. 

How reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in as root
2. Run userdel

Actual results: The functionality of "-f, --force" is explained incorrectly

Expected results: The functionality of "-f, --force" is explained correctly.

Comment 4 Michael Boisvert 2014-02-12 15:55:31 UTC
shadow-utils- contains the correct language for userdel.


Comment 5 Ludek Smid 2014-06-13 11:41:59 UTC
This request was resolved in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0.

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