if i remember correctly, thats just an alias that is enabled by default in red hat, like the rm alias that drove me up the wall until i intalled slack. either run passwd with a forward slash in front of it to escape the alias
or find out where the alias' are being declared and edit that file. i want to say they are in /etc/profile somewhere, but i could likely be totally off on that
Last edited by czarherr; 03-11-2004 at 12:08 PM.