[Samba] smbpasswd

Paul Gienger pgienger at ae-solutions.com
Wed Feb 23 14:04:03 GMT 2005

> Somewhere in between the functionality of smbpasswd appears to have 
> changed.
> When run as root user from:
> smbpasswd [options] username password
> to:
> smbpasswd [options] username
> Is there a simple replacement to the original non interaction 
> functionality?

I believe the change was stated in the release notes for the version 
that the change was made in.  There is a option to change the input mode 
of smbpasswd to listen to stdin rather than the tty, which is what it 
does and keeps you from scripting a solution.  I believe the switch is 
-s, much like the standard passwd program's --stdin flag.  What this 
does is allow you to do something like:

(echo $PASS; echo $PASS) | smbpasswd -s <username>
in a script.

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