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Re: [suse-security] strange behaviour useradd / usermod
  • From: Oliver Schwabedissen <Oliver@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2003 06:51:03 +0200
  • Message-id: <200307210651.05770@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Am Sonntag, 20. Juli 2003 18:07 schrieb mailinglists:

> > if you change the password, did you use usermod -p CRYPTEDPASSWORD
> > or did you use a plaintext password? if plaintext, read man usermod
> > again ;)
> Thanks, that's it. Just checked google on how to crypt passwords. Well...
> How am I supposed to crypt the password? man crypt returns the man for
> crypt.h and 'whereis crypt' also points me to the same header file. Is
> there a tool for that?

Are you modifying your users from a script? If not, "passwd <username" should
do what you want.

Ciao,
Oliver
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