login.conf password options

Daniel Bye freebsd-questions at slightlystrange.org
Thu Dec 13 10:59:17 PST 2007

On Thu, Dec 13, 2007 at 07:51:48PM +0100, Peter Boosten wrote:
> Quoting Daniel Bye <freebsd-questions at slightlystrange.org>:
> >On Thu, Dec 13, 2007 at 07:30:21PM +0100, Peter Boosten wrote:
> >>Quoting James Harrison <jamesh at lanl.gov>:
> >>
> >>>        :passwordtime=150d:\
> >>>        :warnpassword=150d:
> >>
> >>Is it me, or did you forget the backslash here?
> >
> >No, that's correct. It's the last line of a class definition. The backslash
> >is used as a line continuation character, and is not necessary on the last
> >line. In fact, it must not be included, else it will cause the system to
> >interpret the next line as part of the same class definition, rather than
> >the start of the next.
> >
> Very good answer, *if* it were the last line of the class definition.  
> I cut the last two lines from the original description from OP.

Quite right. My apologies for being an unobservant, trigger-happy nit!


Daniel Bye
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