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Old 02-24-2009
Java how to change root password using shell script with standard password

Hi Friends.
I am new to scripting now i want to change the root password using the script with standard password.

which is the easy scripting to learn for the beginner, Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-24-2009
Just thoughts (Im still half asleep...):

Who will you be when you change the password?
1) Root, in that case why want to change the password with a script when you only have to type passwd?
2) a user, in that case, have you a little idea what this means? (security concern...)
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Old 02-25-2009
Java how to change root password using shell script with standard password

its development server, i need install 3rd party software for 30 servers. i m creating control file with standard password. Using same password i need to install servers. after installation put back to original password

ex:
1)cp -p /etc/shadow /etc/shadow.old
2) change the root passwd
3)install the 3rd party software
4) after installation put back the original shadow file
5) cp -p /etc/shadow.old /etc/shadow
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