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MKPASSWD(8)						      System Manager's Manual						       MKPASSWD(8)

mkpasswd - generate hashed password table SYNOPSIS
mkpasswd [ -p ] passwdfile DESCRIPTION
Mkpasswd is used to generated the hashed password database used by the password library routines (see getpwent(3)). The file passwdfile must be in password file format (see passwd(5)). Mkpasswd generates database files named ``passwdfile.pag'' and ``passwdfile.dir'' (see ndbm(3)). Data subsequently taken from the database files differ from passwdfile in one respect. Rather than storing the encrypted password in the database, mkpasswd stores the offset of the encrypted password in passwdfile. Mkpasswd exits zero on success, non-zero on failure. The -p option causes mkpasswd to create ``passwdfile.orig'', a password file in the standard Version 7 format. SEE ALSO
chpass(1), passwd(1), getpwent(3), ndbm(3), passwd(5), vipw(8) 4.3 Berkeley Distribution February 22, 1989 MKPASSWD(8)

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mkpasswd(8)						      System Manager's Manual						       mkpasswd(8)

       mkpasswd - generate hashed password table

       /etc/mkpasswd [-uv] passwdfile

       The command is used to generate the hashed password database used by the library routines and

       If  the -u option is present the hashed files will not be built unless they already exist.  In any case, the hashed files will not be built
       if the time of last modification of the passwdfile is less recent than that of an existing hashed files.

       If the -v option is supplied, each entry will be listed as it is added.

       The file passwdfile is usually and must be in the format of The command will generate  database	files  named  passwdfile.pag  and  passwd-
       file.dir.   The command will exit with a non-zero exit code if any errors are detected.	Otherwise it will print the number of entries pro-
       cessed and the length of the longest entry.

       The presence of the hashed files is optional. They are not required for correct operation of or but will improve their performance on  sys-
       tems with moderate to large sized files.

       The data base is already up to date.
       If the specified file has been modified less recently than the hashed files.

       Database not created.
       When used with the -u option and the database does not already exist.

       passwdfile.dir Database filename

       passwdfile.pag Database filename

See Also
       getpwent(3), passwd(5), vipw(8)

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