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Old 01-24-2005, 02:51 PM   #1
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Moving /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow


How can I move the /etc/passwd and the /etc/shadow to another directory? When I try to move it and then change a user password it segfaults.

--John
 
Old 01-24-2005, 08:44 PM   #2
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Got this answer from a friend:

to show all the files that contain /etc/passwd
find / -type f | xargs grep -l /etc/passwd


Important:
"/etc/passwd" has 11 characters,
so any replacement with 11 or less characters will make
it easy. Let's say you wanted to replace "/etc/passwd" with
"/vol/passwd". You could run:

find / -type f | xargs perl -i -pe 's~/etc/passwd~/vol/passwd~g'


to change the passwd file to "/x/y". You'd have to add 7 nulls. So:

find / -type f | xargs perl -i -pe 's~/etc/passwd~/x/y\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00~g'

--John
 
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