Non Interactive passwd change via script....
agus.262 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 4 17:41:33 UTC 2007
2007/4/4, Vince <jhary at unsane.co.uk>:
> Agus wrote:
> > OK..thanks for the heads up about responding....
> > The problem isnt adding the user....i ve done that......the problem is
> > creating the password for the user as i tried to say in the first
> Assuming you dont mean actually generating the password maybe you need the
> -h fd
> flag to pw
> or more specificly (from the manpage)
> pw will prompt for the user's password if -h 0 is given,
> nominating stdin as the file descriptor on which to read
> the password. Note that this password will be read only
> once and is intended for use by a script rather than for
> interactive use.
> so something like
> echo PASSWD | pw add user wibble -h 0
> will create a user wibble with password of PASSWD
> echo $PASSWORD | pw add user $USERNAME -h 0
> setting $PASSWORD and $USERNAME as needed.
> > thanks kevin,
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Thanks Vince, that was exactly what i was looking for.....i read the man
page and saw the -h or th -H ir it is encrypted.....but i copuldnt make it
work, didnt know how....
your example lightens up everything....greatttt
i will try it as sonn as i get home...
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