login.conf password options

James Harrison jamesh at lanl.gov
Thu Dec 13 11:03:43 PST 2007

On Thu, 2007-12-13 at 19:51 +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.
> So to OP: add a backslash to the warnpassword= line.
> Peter
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Ah! I see!

No, I'd already caught that one about a minute after I sent off my
original mail. My current default looks like:

        :path=/sbin /bin /usr/sbin /usr/bin /usr/games /usr/local/sbin /usr/local/bin ~/bin:\

Good catch!

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