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Re: /bin/passwd as shell

also sprach Ralf Dreibrodt <ralf@dreibrodt.de> [2002.01.24.1905 +0100]:
> and then no user, who has a valid shell has to enter the old password
> from user x, when he wants to change the password of user x.
> perhaps even if x=root ;-)

/bin/passwd does not allow the specification of a username, unless
you are already root. good thinking, but it won't be a problem.
i still don't like it simply because users tend to leave themselves
logged in, and that's the real reason that /bin/passwd actually wants
the old password. of course, you could have a special passwd
accessible only to the group that have it set as their shell...

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