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Create new user with home dir and given password

Terminal - Create new user with home dir and given password
useradd -m -p $(perl -e'print crypt("passwordscelta", "stigghiola")') user
2012-02-06 19:53:01
User: 0disse0
Functions: perl useradd
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Create new user with home dir and given password

The crypt function takes a password, key, as a string, and a salt character array which is described below, and returns a printable ASCII string which starts with another salt. It is believed that, given the output of the function, the best way to find a key that will produce that output is to guess values of key until the original value of key is found.

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crypt_(Unix)

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One should never enter a password into the command line. Chances are, it'll be saved in history, and, if the command takes a while, will show in the process list.

Comment by Fudo 146 weeks and 3 days ago

Well, I would complain about the use of perl first but... you can allways remove the line from the history file. useradd -m -p $(perl -e'print crypt("passwordscelta", "stigghiola")') user & history -d

Comment by foucault 144 weeks and 4 days ago

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