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Old 08-29-2004, 04:43 PM   #1
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changing root password


How do i change my root password, my friend saw it by accident, and i rather change it instead of keeping it..

So how do i change it, and will my friend knowing my old root pass affect anything? So if i change it, and he still knows the old password, he won't get to mess anything up even if he knows the old pass?
 
Old 08-29-2004, 04:54 PM   #2
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Re: changing root password

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How do i change my root password [?]
Login as root, or "su -", and type "passwd". It will ask twice for the new password.
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...will my friend knowing my old root pass affect anything?
Nope. Once it's changed, it won't respond to the old one.
 
Old 08-29-2004, 04:55 PM   #3
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ok cool, paranoia can get the best of me...

hehe
 
Old 08-29-2004, 05:03 PM   #4
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That qualifies you as a good Linux-user ;)



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Old 08-29-2004, 06:58 PM   #5
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Second that Tinkster!!!

 
Old 08-29-2004, 07:12 PM   #6
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thanks for the laugh
 
Old 08-29-2004, 11:16 PM   #7
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Tongue in cheek here, but what kinds of friends do you have who are actively trying to hack your system and gain root access??? -- J.W.
 
Old 08-30-2004, 01:18 AM   #8
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naw, this is a good friend, but you know, privacy is good.. hehe
 
Old 08-30-2004, 01:46 PM   #9
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Did you accidently type it into the login entry instead of password? I hate when that happens.
 
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