How to change a linux login password

How to change a linux login password

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It’s easy to change your password in linux – don’t bother with the GUI’s which ship with distros such as Ubuntu, just hit the command line!

To change a linux users password, just type passwd and enter your new password:

# passwd
Enter new UNIX password:
Retype new UNIX password:
passwd: password updated successfully

If you are not logged in as that user, you can run the command with sudo and the users name:

# sudo passwd james
Enter new UNIX password:
Retype new UNIX password:
passwd: password updated successfully

 


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