Jan 12 2005
lpasswd - Change group or user password
lpasswd [OPTION]... [name]
Changes password of user or group name.
If the name argument is not provided, username of the invoking user is used; the name argument is ignored if lpasswd is run set-uid to a different user.
Entering an empty password (by pressing Enter) aborts the password setting operation.
|Read password from file descriptor fd, terminated by end of file, ’\r’ or ’\n’.|
|Read password hash from file descriptor fd, terminated by end of file, ’\r’ or ’\n’.|
|Change password of group name. By default the password of user name is changed.|
|Ask all questions when connecting to the user database, even if default answers are set up in libuser configuration.|
|Set the password to password. Note that the password can be viewed while running lpasswd using tools such as ps(1).|
|Set the password to the password represented by the hash encrypted. Note that the hash can be viewed while running lpasswd using tools such as ps(1).|
The exit status is 0 on success, nonzero on error.