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Re: How to detect Debian systems w/o root passwd ?

Bill Allombert wrote:
Dear Debian boot,

It is now possible to set up Debian system without a root password.
On such system sudo must be used instead of su.
What is the canonical way to detect such situation ?

My purpose is to change su-to-root to automatically default to sudo mode
on such system.

I would use:
passwd --status root

And look if it is expired, locked, or with an invalid password (RTFM
to interpret the output)


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