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Changing root password?

On Sat, Jul 25, 2009 at 08:17:13PM -0400, Scott Ehrlich wrote:
> I do NOT want to prompted for verification of the new password, which
> is now Windows' net user option works.   net user account_of_person
> new_password (all in clear text) and the password is changed, no
> verification of new password.
> My goal is to NOT be prompted for verification of the new password.
> Just type it once and it takes.  Maybe I should have stated that
> earlier.

Yes, and if you had read the manpage of usermod, you would have
seen that you can pass in an encrypted password on the command
line there.


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