what password files do i need?

Benjamin Walkenhorst krylon at gmx.net
Sat Sep 25 11:24:51 PDT 2004

On Sat, 25 Sep 2004 13:13:05 -0500
Anthony Philipp <philipp1 at itg.uiuc.edu> wrote:

> Hello,
> I was planning on doing a clean install for 5.3 when it comes out, and
> I have seveal friends who have accounts on my box. Which password
> files do I need to move over so that their passwords won't change.
> Thanks a lot. Anthony Philipp

I *think* it's /etc/passwd and /etc/master.passwd.
I'm not giving any guarantees, though. =)
(If in doubt, you might also want to grep /etc for the logins of your

Kind regards,

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