Using chpass

Charles Howse chowse at
Mon Aug 25 13:47:30 PDT 2003

I'm trying to learn how to use chpass to change a user's name.
I'm not getting anywhere, I've read the man page and Googled, but can't
find an example.

I want to change toor's name to 'Nobody Important'.
I do:
# chpass -a toor::0:0:Nobody Important:/root:/sbin/nologin toor
And I get:
Corrupted entry.

Can someone please set me straight?


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