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Re: [vox-tech] password question


  • Subject: Re: [vox-tech] password question
  • From: Micah Cowan <micah@cowanbox.MAPScom>
  • Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2000 13:56:18 -0700
  • References: Pine.LNX.4.21.0010181339410.3165-100000@satan

On Wed, Oct 18, 2000 at 01:51:46PM -0700, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> dear all,
> 
> i'm writing a shell script to manage user accounts on the cluster.
> unfortunately, redhat adduser -p wants an encrypted password, not a
> plaintext password.
> 
> does anyone know of a utility that generates a shadow/md5 type encrypted
> password from plaintext input?
> 
> usermod wants a encrypted password too.
> 
> alternatively, is there a 'passwd' type utility that can be used from within
> a shell script?
> 
> thanks!
> pete

You could just write your own - see crypt(3).

Micah


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