[clug] chpasswd gone..

Andrew Janke a.janke at gmail.com
Mon Dec 14 17:20:40 MST 2009

Anyone happen to know where this is gone on later versions of
Ubuntu/Debian?  The new version seems to be very stripped down and
devoid of function for md5/encrypted passwords.

Previously I could do something like this:

   1) copy appropriate shadow lines from some other machine:

   2) chpasswd --encrypted < modded-shadow-file

Or is there a "better way" to update a bunch of passwords?  (No, I
can't/dont want to play NIS/LDAP).


Andrew Janke
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