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Linux / Unix Command: chpasswd
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NAME

chpasswd - update password file in batch  

SYNOPSIS

chpasswd [-e]  

DESCRIPTION

chpasswd reads a file of user name and password pairs from standard input and uses this information to update a group of existing users. Without the -e switch, the passwords are expected to be cleartext. With the -e switch, the passwords are expected to be in encrypted form. Each line is of the format

        user_name:password

The named user must exist. The supplied password will be encrypted as necessary, and the password age updated, if present.

This command is intended to be used in a large system environment where many accounts are created at a single time.  

SEE ALSO

passwd(1), newusers(8), useradd(8)  

Important: Use the man command (% man) to see how a command is used on your particular computer.

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