[CentOS] Checking if a user is 'Disabled'

R P Herrold herrold at centos.org
Tue Oct 28 14:39:50 UTC 2008

On Tue, 28 Oct 2008, Tom Brown wrote:

> I need to create some local users but then 'disable' that user. I know i can 
> enable and disable the user by using usermod -L and -U but does anyone know 
> if there is a way for me to see the current status of the user? ie locked or 
> unlocked?
[herrold at mailhub ~]$ sudo passwd -l archive
Locking password for user archive.
passwd: Success
[herrold at mailhub ~]$ sudo passwd -S archive
archive LK 2008-07-15 0 99999 7 -1 (Password locked.)
[herrold at mailhub ~]$

see also: man chage

-- Russ herrold

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