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Changing root password?

On Sat, Jul 25, 2009 at 06:46:53PM -0400, Scott Ehrlich wrote:
> I've googled and cannot find a good answer (it's probably out there,
> just haven't found it yet...)
> In the Windows world, at least as admin, you can invoke a command
> prompt, type: net user account_of_choice password_of_choice, and the
> password of account_of_choice is changed to password_of_choice, clear
> text, yes, but Windows doesn't force a verification of the password.
> What is the equivalent method for an up-to-date Linux distro Centos?  Ubuntu?

As root, your choice is:

passwd user
(which will ask for verification, etc)

or many options are available from usermod; man it.


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