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Re: exploring debian's users and groups

Previously Antonio Rodriguez wrote:
> What exactly is base-passwd?

[tornado;~]-2> dpkg -p base-passwd
Package: base-passwd
Essential: yes
Priority: required
Section: base
Installed-Size: 92
Maintainer: Wichert Akkerman <wakkerma@debian.org>
Architecture: i386
Version: 3.2.1
Replaces: base
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.2.2-2)
Filename: pool/main/b/base-passwd/base-passwd_3.2.1_i386.deb
Size: 15870
MD5sum: 32801a39909215e7591d000d845c23c2
Description: Debian Base System Password/Group Files
 This package provides the master /etc/passwd and /etc/group files,
 containing Debian-allocated user and group IDs, plus the update-passwd
 utility to keep them up to date.

> in any case, how can all this info be accessed?

<plug>doc-central of course!</plug>. Seriously, through
/usr/share/doc/base-passwd and via frontends that use doc-base to browse
through installed documentation.


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