How can I set a password from STDIN?

Jonathan Chen jonc at
Fri Nov 21 00:48:13 PST 2003

On Fri, Nov 21, 2003 at 06:42:54AM +0200, Lefteris Tsintjelis wrote:
> Hi,
> Would anyone know how can I set or change a password from STDIN? Neither
> passwd or pw seem to accept STDIN.

Use the -h 0 option for pw(8). Check the man pages for more details.
Jonathan Chen <jonc at>
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