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Old 04-29-2003, 12:36 PM   #1
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Check if user has changed PW

Is there any way I can do this? The pw is not set to expire, so I cant just look at the expiration date and trace it back.

Old 04-29-2003, 01:12 PM   #2
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You could create a script called:

or similar that calls:

Then if it exits with "0" then you can:
echo -n user USERNAME changed their password >> /etc/passcheck
date >> /etc/passcheck
Old 04-29-2003, 01:32 PM   #3
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thanks...but I need to check if someone ALREADY changed their PW...eeks..
Old 04-29-2003, 09:01 PM   #4
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Look at field 3 in /etc/shadow.


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