Visit Our UNIX and Linux User Community

su - user... how to find out the list of users and their passwords..

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Top Forums UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers su - user... how to find out the list of users and their passwords..
# 1  
Old 11-12-2002
su - user... how to find out the list of users and their passwords..

hi, to do a su - user, we need to know what are the users...

so in unix

1) which file to see the list of users, passwords?
# 2  
Old 11-12-2002
The list of users is in /etc/passwd on most systems.
The passwords in the file are encrypted so you can't see them...
You can use software to try to crack them, but it's not ethical, may not work on many passwords, and is very likely illegal and/or likely to get you fired.

If you're root, you don't need a password to su - user...

Be ethical, and don't be nosy - be ethical with it!
# 3  
Old 11-13-2002
The shadow file in the /etc directory might help.

Previous Thread | Next Thread

10 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. UNIX for Advanced & Expert Users

Find the list of files with a set of Users

Hello all, I want to find the files for certain users. I cant make the or condition work in this instance. I've tried the code below but it didnt worked. Any input on how to get the list for all files for this users. find . -type f -user abc134 -o -user xyz345 -o bce483 -exec ls... (6 Replies)
Discussion started by: sethmj
6 Replies

2. Shell Programming and Scripting

Create multiple users with individual passwords to users

hi, i am new to shell scripts i write a shell script to create multiple users but i need to give passwords to that users while creating users, command to write this script (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: DONFOX
1 Replies

3. UNIX for Advanced & Expert Users

Need to find the user id of all users in UNIX

I need to find all the unix user id's of all the users in unix... is there any such command... pl help out (6 Replies)
Discussion started by: Syed Imran
6 Replies

4. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

[Solved] Using w; how to list find all the users

Hi, On my system, I have about 75 users. Some uers have two or three sessions on the same systems. when I do w, it shows all the sessions. Is there any way to find only the users and not worry about how many sessions. For example: you can see sshe has four connection. I only want to know... (5 Replies)
Discussion started by: samnyc
5 Replies

5. Shell Programming and Scripting

script to ignore the user from list of users

Hi, I have a situation where I want to ignore few users from list of users and print rest of user in log file. say, I want to ignore aaa, bbb, ccc, ddd .. ppp from list of 20 user (do not want to include) What is the good command or any script? Thanks in advance. (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: sumit30
1 Replies

6. Solaris

To restrict the users not to change the passwords for NIS users

Hi All, How to restrict the NIS users not to change their passwords in for NIS users?? and my NIS user is unable to login to at client location what could be the problem for this ? Any body can help me. Thanks in advance. (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: Sharath Kumar
1 Replies

7. Shell Programming and Scripting

IF $USER is not in this list of users, then do this

I need to add to a BASH script if ${USER} is not in a list of users (smitha, brownd, adamsp) then do something... what is the best shortest way to accomplish an if statement with a list like this? Also the list of users should be in the script, not an external file. Thanks! (5 Replies)
Discussion started by: glev2005
5 Replies

8. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

User Name and Password List/adding and removing users.

Hello everyone and let me start off by thanking anyone who can help with this. I work for a company that uses Unix as one of their servers. I'm not at all familar with Unix beyond logging after I restart the server:rolleyes: I'm looking for some command that will bring me up a list of current... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: disgracedsaint
3 Replies

9. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

How do i find out the list of users whose terminal is writable?

Hello, i just wanted to know how do i find out the list of users whose terminal is writable?i mean i used who -T but this gives a list of all users whose terminal is writable or blocked and not writable. So how do i do this?I am new to Unix. (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: salman4u
2 Replies

10. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Find users using system(List them only once)

Hey, got a few questions here for anyone who can help...... Command line to - display users using the system, but count them only once. Command line to - use the lastcomm command to display how many times ive used grep in october. Command line to - list all logged on users with at least 6... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: xBuRnTx
3 Replies

Featured Tech Videos