[Bug 210187] remove @ from list of forbidden gecos characters in pw_user.c & improve pw(8) docs

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https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=210187

            Bug ID: 210187
           Summary: remove @ from list of forbidden gecos characters in
                    pw_user.c & improve pw(8) docs
           Product: Base System
           Version: 11.0-CURRENT
          Hardware: Any
                OS: Any
            Status: New
          Severity: Affects Only Me
          Priority: ---
         Component: bin
          Assignee: freebsd-bugs at FreeBSD.org
          Reporter: dch at skunkwerks.at

Created attachment 171261
  --> https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/attachment.cgi?id=171261&action=edit
patch v1

This trivial patch allows storing internet style email addresses in the gecos
field. I cannot find a reference online anywhere that dictates what is & isn't
forbidden, apologies if some pedantic standard from the 1990s does so.

Whether the code change goes in or not, I'd like to improve the documentation
to pw(8), currently included in the patch.

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