How to Regain 'Lost' User?

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Tue Apr 29 13:32:06 PDT 2003

"Jud" <jud at> writes:

> Was puttering along changing shells from sh to zsh for root and user, using chpass -s.  This went off without a hitch for root.  Then unaccountably (typo?), when trying the same for user, I received a response that the user was unknown.

Sounds like you're running some week-or-so-old -CURRENT.  The
short-term solution is to rebuild the password database. 

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