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Old 12-31-2010, 06:10 AM   #1
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Question /etc/passwd- & /etc/shadow- & /etc/group-


What are those files with dashes in the end? Google doesn't seem to handle this kinda spelling.
 
Old 12-31-2010, 06:19 AM   #2
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Hi,

Those are backups of the original.

Try the following command: diff /etc/passwd /etc/passwd- and you'll see that the dashed version still holds the oldest entry that was altered/removed.

Hope this helps.
 
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