force change password for all user

getent passwd|cut -d: -f1|xargs -n1 passwd -e
Alternately for those without getent or only want to work on local users it's even easier: cut -d: -f1 /etc/passwd|xargs -n1 passwd -e Note that not all implementations of passwd support -e. On RH it would be passwd -x0 (?) and on Solaris it would be passwd -f.

By: romulusnr
2009-11-18 19:46:15

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