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CHPASSWD

Section: Maintenance Commands (8)
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NAME

chpasswd - update password file in batch 

SYNOPSIS

chpasswd [-e] 

DESCRIPTION

chpasswd reads a file of user name and password pairsfrom standard input and uses this informationto update a group of existing users. Without the -e switch, thepasswords are expected to be cleartext. With the -e switch, thepasswords are expected to be in encrypted form.Each line is of the format

        user_name:password

The named user must exist.The supplied password will be encrypted as necessary, and the password ageupdated, if present.

This command is intended to be used in a large system environment wheremany accounts are created at a single time. 

CAVEATS

The input file must be protected if it contains unencrypted passwords. 

SEE ALSO

passwd(1),useradd(8),newusers(8) 

AUTHOR

Julianne Frances Haugh (jfhAATTtab.com)


 

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