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Re: passwd character limitations

On Sunday 30 November 2003 06:42, Andrew Pollock wrote:
> Hello,
> I've always avoided the # character, because I read in a book way
> back when I first got into Unix that you shouldn't use this
> character. Recently, a friend had issues logging in via KDM using a
> password with a # in it, that worked fine elsewhere.

Ctrl-C is also one not to use/try. Back in the old days passwd accepted 
Ctrl-C on Solaris for a real password, but login also nicely accepted 
the command and was killed ;-) Don't know how the "support" for Ctrl-C 
is taken care of now a days, but don't test is on root ;-)


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