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Re: AW: [suse-security] strange behaviour useradd / usermod
  • From: Roland Hilkenbach <roland@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 13:04:36 +0200
  • Message-id: <200307221304.36361.roland@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Am Montag, 21. Juli 2003 11:37 schrieb mailinglists:
> > Sorry, that should read "passwd <username>". No input redirection...
>
> Thanks. That does the work I need.
> Strange that this wasn't implemented in the usermod command. Maybe from
> some historical reason.
>
> Philipp

I think, it's because any user might see the commandline with the unencrypted
password via ps jax -command ;-)

Roland

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