Re: Change password from shellscript
chpasswd will do exactly what you want.
Fuller Theological Seminary
On Tue, 16 Dec 2003, James Williamson wrote:
> Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2003 07:10:13 +0000
> From: James Williamson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: Change password from shellscript
> On Monday 15 Dec 2003 7:04 pm, Peter wrote:
> > Howdie,
> > I want to make a shellscript with the ability to change a
> > userspassword. I can't get it to work properly because when i say
> > passwd user i will have to enter the password is there a way or a
> > switch todo this in a style like passwd user password
> My version of passwd has a --stdin switch which'll read the=20
> password from STDIN, i.e.
> echo $password | passwd --stdin $username
> If your's doesn't you may want to take a look at expect.
> > Thankz,
> > Peter