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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] htdbm - group management support
Date Tue, 27 Nov 2001 05:04:42 GMT
From: "Mladen Turk" <>
Sent: Saturday, November 24, 2001 2:14 PM

> Hi,
> The patch enables htdbm utility to manage the groups.
> The group management enables that both passwords and groups exists in the
> same database or in different ones.
> for example:
> htdbm -cmbgt .htdbm username password group1,group2 "Some comment"
> will create the record with
> key=username and value=encryptedpassword:group1,group2:Some comment
> there is other addon switch that enables one to modify the record without
> the need to retype the password (switch u).
> htdbm -gtu .htdbm username group1,group3 "The user moved from group2"
> will preserve the old username password and the record will look like
> key=username and value=oldencryptedpassword:group1,group3:Some comment

I like the theory [we need to clean up the options feedback to the user, though,
your --help style output is a bit taxing to grok.]

If someone else could review this, it was definately my one complaint with the
htdbm utility, but I'm swamped.


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