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Change other account password from root access

Hi,

I have forgotten my personal account password but I still have the root access to the box.

Please tell me how can I change my other account password by logging as root.

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consult man pages for passwd: man passwd
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# passwd [username]
Changing local password for [username]
New Password:
Retype New Password:
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Exactly

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# passwd [username]
Changing local password for [username]
New Password:
Retype New Password:
Thats what I was looking for...

Thanks a million times...


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only if I knew how to read man pages...

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consult man pages for passwd: man passwd
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