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Old 08-03-2009
command to check consistancy of /etc/passwd

Please let me know the command to check consistance of /etc/passwd Smilie
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Old 08-03-2009
On AIX there is a tool called lsuser to check out. No idea which Unix/Linux you on. Do you have a particular problem with an account?
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Old 08-03-2009
Thanks for the response, I use RHEL 4 version. I want know the command to check /etc/passwd file at command prompt with out opening file.
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Old 08-03-2009
On most unixes it is "pwck".
I haven't checked this for RHEL, so please check "man pwck" first.
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Old 08-04-2009
Nice, didn't know that one, exists even on AIX. Donated you 5k bits for it.
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Old 08-04-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by methyl
On most unixes it is "pwck".
I haven't checked this for RHEL, so please check "man pwck" first.

Great thanks to you methyl..
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Old 08-04-2009
Note pwck on GNU/Linux verifies the integrity of the entries in both /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow. You can configure it using /etc/login.defs.
 

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