[Techtalk] resetting a password

Conor Daly conor.daly at oceanfree.net
Sat Nov 24 23:36:24 EST 2001

On Sat, Nov 24, 2001 at 06:05:02PM -0500 or so it is rumoured hereabouts, 
Jennifer Davis thought:
> I am surprised this has not come up earlier.  A friend reinstalled
> windows, or at least had it reinstalled on her pc, who had a mailbox on my
> linux box, forgot what her password was.  I never knew what it was?  Is
> there a way of retreiving them or reseting them?  By the way, it's a slack
> 8 system.

Assuming it's just her usual login password, just, as root, do 

passwd <her-login>

and have her enter a new password.

Conor Daly <conor.daly at oceanfree.net>

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