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Section: Maintenance Commands (8)Index
- update password file in batch
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
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.
The input file must be protected if it contains unencrypted passwords.
Julianne Frances Haugh (jfhAATTtab.com)
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