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Old 12-06-2006, 11:28 PM   #1
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Permission Problem

/etc/shadow has the following permission
-r-------- 1 root root 1805 Dec 7 10:47 /etc/shadow

how come when root change his password it wiriten to this file which has no write permission ?
Old 12-07-2006, 12:18 AM   #2
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Well, you can add the write permission.

chmod +rw /etc/shadow
Old 12-07-2006, 12:39 AM   #3
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In Ubuntu Edgy the permissions look like this:
-rw-r----- 1 root shadow 996 2006-11-23 17:26 /etc/shadow


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