[CentOS] copying user accounts...

Tue Jun 10 21:38:46 UTC 2014
Matt Garman <matthew.garman at gmail.com>

I've used "usermod -p <encrypted password> <username>" successfully many times.

Just be careful with escaping of the '$' field separators that appear
in the encrypted password string from /etc/shadow.

On Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 4:28 PM, John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com> wrote:
> I want to copy a few user accounts to a new system...   is there a more
> elegant way to copy /etc/shadow passwords other than editing the file?
> for instance, is there some way I can give the password hash to
> /usr/bin/passwd ?
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