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Old 03-09-2005, 01:16 PM   #1
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passwd command not working

When logged in as root and type: passwd don.
I Get a response: Changing password for user don.
But then nothing, no prompt or anything, I can just type until I CTRL-C out ?

I may have previously mucked it up as I inadvertently ran chpasswd -u don(thinking it was the command change password).

Any idea how to get back or what im doning wrong?

Old 03-09-2005, 01:19 PM   #2
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what happens if you run 'cat /etc/passwd'?

Does the user account work?

can you su to the account? 'su - don'

Sounds like you might have screwed up /etc/passwd somehow.
Old 03-09-2005, 01:30 PM   #3
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If i run 'cat /etc/passwd'

I can see the file, with all users and for don the entry is:

I can su don ok. And I can use all my user accounts, but cannot seem to run passwd for any of them. Just get "Changing password for user don" and then nothing?
Old 03-09-2005, 01:45 PM   #4
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Closed all my ssh sessions and logged back in. It now works! Must have been my session screw up.

Thanks anyway



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