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Old 08-18-2006, 12:33 AM   #1
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Request : set passwords for many users [user accounts exist] using a shell script


I have user accounts[temporary accounts used for conducting quizes] defined in /etc/passwd & /etc/shadow files.

As Administrator, I wish to set password for user accounts [say 100 in number] in bulk using a shell script. The shell script should read input from a text file containing <userid, and password in ascii text> and it should update the /etc/shadow or /etc/passwd file accordingly.
 
Old 08-18-2006, 02:01 AM   #2
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chpasswd can do various bulk operations, but i'd also suggest trying expect to automate any other detailed aspects if chpasswd doesn't fit in exactly with what you want, but i think it does.
 
Old 08-18-2006, 03:13 AM   #3
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newusers should do the job.
Code:
man newusers
for details.
 
Old 08-19-2006, 09:01 AM   #4
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thanks for reply regarding chpasswd for changing user passwords

Thanks to Chris for reply
regarding setting passwords for many users using chpasswd.
 
  


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