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MKPASSWD(8)									      MKPASSWD(8)

NAME
       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 subse-
       quently 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  stan-
       dard 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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