how do I (non-interactively) change a users password in a
freebsd at celestial.com
Mon Jan 16 22:13:01 PST 2006
On Tue, Jan 17, 2006, user wrote:
>Need to change a users password within the script based on a file of
>user/pass I am feeding the script.
See ``man pw'', in particular the ``-h fd'' option.
>Except the passwd command does not seem to be able to take a password as
>an argument - I don't think that the passwd command can run
You can also use expect which is designed for just this sort of thing.
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