[CentOS] Re: rootpw and graphical mode?

Paul Heinlein heinlein at madboa.com
Fri Sep 7 18:31:52 UTC 2007

On Fri, 7 Sep 2007, Stephen Harris wrote:

> The traditional crypt strings are from a limited set 64 characters 
> and are always 13 characters long.  GNU libc can use md5 based 
> encryption (the first 3 characters are $1$ and are up to 34 
> characters in length) but are still from the character set 
> [a-zA-Z0-9./]

The openssl binary can easily create a shadow-compatible hash for you:

   openssl passwd -1

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