Creating standalone passwords in /etc/passwd format

Gareth Bailey gjbailey at
Tue Aug 16 10:07:07 GMT 2005

I have had a look at crypt (enigma), but it doesn't appear to use the
same algorithm? I need the same as that used in passwd!


On 8/15/05, Gareth Bailey <gjbailey at> wrote:
> Hi there,
> I am using pserver for authentication on CVS. Rather than use the same
> passwords as in /etc/passwd, I'd rather create different ones for
> users. How would I output a password to, for example, a text file in
> the same format as that of /etc/passwd.
> i.e: # xxx mynewpassword > encrypted_password.txt
> Thanks!

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