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SHADOWCONFIG

Section: Maintenance Commands (8)
Updated: 19 Apr 1997
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NAME

shadowconfig - toggle shadow passwords on and off  

SYNOPSIS

shadowconfig on | off  

DESCRIPTION

shadowconfig on will turn shadow passwords on; shadowconfig off will turn shadow passwords off. shadowconfig will print an error message and exit with a nonzero code if it finds anything awry. If that happens, you should correct the error and run it again.

Turning shadow passwords on when they are already on, or off when they are already off, is harmless.

Read /usr/share/doc/passwd/README.debian.gz for a brief introduction to shadow passwords and related features.

Note that turning shadow password off and on again will lose all password aging information.


 

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