[CentOS-devel] Command / utility to encrypt password which can be used for creating user account

jupiter jupiter.hce at gmail.com
Mon Nov 26 10:08:08 UTC 2012


Thanks very much for Gianluca and all responses and my apolory for the
off topic.

Cheers.

On 11/26/12, Gianluca Cecchi <gianluca.cecchi at gmail.com> wrote:
> Actually it is off topic for this particular mailing list....
> Anyway:
> 1)  your command is ok if you use single quotes when directly putting
> the encrypted string instead of double quotes
>
> $ sudo useradd -c "your user" -m your_user -p 'encrypted password'
>
> 2) or you could use what sugggested by Banyan using command
> substitution ( `...` or the more Posix compliant and readable $(...)
> mechanism) that works instead with double quotes
>
> Gianluca
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