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Old 01-22-2008
steps to check (root) passwd in a script:

1/ grab/store the (root) passwd crypt string in a var e.g. CRYPT.

2/ get user to enter password:
Code:
stty -echo
trap "stty echo ; echo 'Interrupted' ; exit 1" 1 2 3 15
/usr/bin/echo "Enter password: "
read password
stty echo

3/ encrypt the entered password and check for match
Code:
/usr/bin/perl -e "print 'match' if crypt('${password}', '$CRYPT') eq '$CRYPT';"

HTH
# 9  
Old 01-22-2008
Thanks for the reply, but i cant make any sense of it, and how to put it in the script,
sorry for being a pain, but idont know alot about bash, this is way over my head.

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