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Old 2016-02-08, 12:18   #1
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Hello,

ubuntu 64 10.something - anyone know how to change the password for a user?

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Was going to ask on the ubuntu forums after I logged in here but wasn't sure
asking here wasn't so inappropriate.

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Old 2016-02-08, 14:05   #2
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As the user it is passwd. If it is another user it will be sudo passwd name-of-user
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Old 2016-02-08, 19:56   #3
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A great unix command is apropos, which searches the whatis database. From there you can use man. So apropos password and then man passwd.
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Old 2016-02-08, 20:01   #4
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Of course I now have to use man apropos and man whatis... boy do I wish I'd known about that years ago...

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