[Samba] tip for smbpasswd -s
nick at hrd-aerosystems.com
Mon Jun 27 22:40:40 GMT 2005
I had a little bit of trouble on my Redhat 9 system trying to get
smbpasswd to accept passwords on stdin so I can script it.
All of the solutions I saw on the mailing list were of the general
(echo <pass>; echo <pass>) | smbpasswd -s <username>
For whatever reason, that didn't work for me. (note: I'm not much of a
Bash programmer!) What did however, is:
echo -n -e "$PASS1\n$PASS2" | smbpasswd -as $USERNAME
The -n switch tells echo not to add a trailing newline character, and
the -e switch tells it to interpret C-style escape characters, of which
\n is the carriage-return escape code. This is also assuming $PASS1 is
identical to $PASS2.
Hope this helps someone!
Nick Soracco <nick at hrd-aerosystems.com>
HRD Aerosystems, Inc.
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