change user password one liner

echo -e "linuxpassword\nlinuxpassword" | passwd linuxuser
change user password one liner

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By: aysadk
2019-04-17 18:12:30

What Others Think

Leaving your password in your history. Not a very clever thing to do if you ask me.
FluffyBrick · 29 weeks and 6 days ago
Agreed with FluffyBrick. Not really clever. Unless you add a space to the command so it's not saved to your .bash_history file (for bash users only!). The better command would be: echo -e "password1\npassword1" | passwd linuxuser (with one space after the $ by the prompt / PS1 variable and a second space the user enters before the echo statement). So you should enter: echo -e "password1\npassword1" | passwd linuxuser
kboodu · 29 weeks and 6 days ago
@kboodu and what exactly is different in your example ? :-)) you can clear for active session bash_history. how to do it i dont want tell here. :)
aysadk · 27 weeks ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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