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Old 12-20-2015, 07:40 AM   #1
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Been had as a fool.


I am trying to find passwords of different person/user that is no longer allowed on my PC.

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Old 12-20-2015, 07:55 AM   #2
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LOL, no way!
You allowed different people on your PC (the "P" being short for PERSONAL, as in "mine, dont get near it!")
Give us more info. What distro do you use?
Perhaps there is a GUI tool to manage users, I'd set 'em on inactive...
Good luck...and congrats. This "reflex" shows you're a good system manager
I'd recommend you to any corp any time...
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Old 12-20-2015, 08:33 AM   #3
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I am trying to find passwords of different person/user that is no longer allowed on my PC.
Why? If you don't want that user to have access, just delete the account.
 
Old 12-20-2015, 08:38 AM   #4
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"allowed on" how exactly?
 
Old 12-20-2015, 09:53 AM   #5
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You can't. Well, to expand, if you can then I hope to see a bug fix come out shortly to address the security issue.
 
Old 12-20-2015, 11:11 AM   #6
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I am trying to find passwords of different person/user that is no longer allowed on my PC.
Just...disable the accounts...or, in the worst case, (re)move the home folders...
By the way, I forgot to welcome you to the forum...so, without further delay:
WELCOME

Melissa
 
Old 12-20-2015, 01:53 PM   #7
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I am trying to find passwords of different person/user that is no longer allowed on my PC.
Unless something seriously wrong has happened with your system, chances are you will not be able to find out their passwords. If you have access to the "root" account then you will be able to disable their accounts, or change their passwords... or really do anything you want, and of course as root you will have access to their files (and if they've revoked your access, as root you can just give yourself access again).
 
Old 12-20-2015, 03:34 PM   #8
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Just in case you don't know:
1. Open a terminal.
2. Depending on your distro, if the offending person is, say, "fred" enter either
su
userdel -r fred

or
sudo userdel -r fred
and they're zapped: the "-r" bit wipes all their files, too!
 
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Old 12-21-2015, 07:26 AM   #9
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just change their password , it your PC you should have at least kept Admit rights over everything on it.
 
  


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