Using smbpasswd in scripts!

David Rankin drankin at
Sat Mar 10 06:11:45 GMT 2001

First was distribution of Linux are your using and what version of samba are you
using. Ahh -- it kinda makes a difference. The different distributions promulgate
different prompts in response to a change password request that you will have to
take into account in your password chat script. So, give everyone a little more
information and you may get a more substantive response in return.

Bartlomiej Solarz-Niesluchowski wrote:

> Hello!
> I need to use smbpasswd in scripts. I want to changing smbpassword in script.
> There is an option -s in smbpasswd so I tried:
> echo new_password | smbpasswd -s username but without success....
> If someone knows how change password - please e-mail.....
> Best Regards
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