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Old 06-21-2013, 11:29 AM   #1
rohithc
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problems in changing password using passwd command


Hieee

i m using red hat on vmware workstation

i tried to change the password of my account using passwd command

when i hit the enter key after writing the passwd command it says to enter the old unix password
but the keyboard does not works to type the old password

please help
 
Old 06-21-2013, 11:45 AM   #2
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but the keyboard does not works to type the old password
Its working... it just not displaying what you are typing to avoid prying eyes. just type normally and press enter. you'll be fine.
 
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Old 06-22-2013, 01:08 AM   #3
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For security reasons password will not be shown while you are typing. But the bash is taking input and continue typing and you will be able to change the password
 
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Old 06-22-2013, 05:18 AM   #4
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thanks for ur helps......
 
  


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