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

Gianluca Cecchi gianluca.cecchi at gmail.com
Sun Nov 25 14:13:12 UTC 2012

Actually it is off topic for this particular mailing list....
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


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