On 07/19/2013 09:26 AM, Jan Pazdziora wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 03:17:49PM +0200, Petr Vobornik wrote:
>> Disclaimer: I have no strong feelings in this matter, it just looks
>> weird to me, so I'm OK with not doing it if it's general consensus.
>> Originally we wanted to do this change in
>> https://fedorahosted.org/freeipa/ticket/3569 but it was not done
>> because of string freeze.
>>
>> I guess you can add field suffix to every field from /etc/password
>> when you use it in a sentence but that doesn't necessary mean that
> You can. But gid exists as a concept beyond /etc/passwd. So does home
> directory. The GECOS field value does not, really.
>
>> it's its name. man 5 passwd doesn't use word 'field' next to GECOS
>> in fields description/list either. IMO our use case is the same.
> It says:
>
>       GECOS   This field (sometimes called the "comment field")
>               [...]
>               The gcos field in the password file was
>               [...]
>
>> Historically correct label would probably be 'GECOS identity' but
>> that's not usable today as it's purpose is more general.
Do we have tips in the UI?
May be we should add them in future to provide extra information about
meaning of the field or button.
For now I think GECOS would probably be good enough.
Adding "field" makes it more precise but looks weird.

-- 
Thank you,
Dmitri Pal

Sr. Engineering Manager for IdM portfolio
Red Hat Inc.


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