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Re: Modifying passwd file

From: Jeffrey C. Baldwin
Subject: Re: Modifying passwd file
Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2007 14:39:07 -0400
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Here's how I do it on my Sun box

  1. If necessary, reset the persons password
  2. Look in the /etc/shadow file and find the  username  you are working with
  3. Copy the users encrypted password from /etc/shadow (this will be all characters between the first and second colon)
  4. Go into /opt/cvsroot/CVSROOT and copy the users info into this file (or replace as necessary), in the following format
    <username>:<encrypted password copied from /etc/shadow>):<username>
  5. Save and exit

Simon Renshaw wrote:

I need to add users to a CVS passwd file.

How do I do that? I did it last year but now I don't remember what I


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