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Old 09-23-2003
Question need script for passwd , can't use expect tool

Hi ,

as others users here , i'm searching for a script which can automate "passwd" dialog .
I saw threads about "expect tool" but on my platforms , "C" product isn't installed and i'm not the admin so i can't install it.

is there another way to do it , with a "simple" shell script ???


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Old 09-23-2003

.netrc and .rhosts files still excist. But you've gotta do it on Unix systems though. I don't know if that is your case. Else input redirection doesn't work in these cases, sorry.

Regs David
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Old 09-23-2003
If you are not the admin, why would you need a script to automate the passwd process?
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Old 09-23-2003
Thanks for your interest !

i use the same "username" on about 25 differents hosts and forced to change the password every "2 months" , so this is why i'm interested about automating this process.

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Old 09-23-2003
HI Perderabo,

I was reading it wrong the first time (as well). It's the passwd process for prompting the password. Not mody-fying the password-file. I think you make the same read-error as I did Smilie

Regs David
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Old 09-23-2003
I didn't misread it, I knew that he wanted to automate the passwd program. I just didn't understand why a non-admin would want to do that. Now I do. Changing the password for one user on 25 boxes is a very different problem than changing the password for 25 users on one box.

Christian, can you telnet to all 25 boxes? Do you have expect available of any of them? If so you use expect to telnet to each box and then change your password.
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Old 09-23-2003
I have access to all hosts via Telnet or rlogin but i can't use "expect" because installing it need "C" product , we don't have it and we can't install it , install need "root" rights.


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