Convert NIS passwd back to standard /etc/passwd & /etc/shadow

Convert NIS passwd back to standard /etc/passwd & /etc/shadow

Post by Stephen Hauski » Sat, 12 Jun 2004 07:12:29

I have not been able to find any info or a script that will allow
me to convert my current /var/yp/passwd back to the standard /etc/passwd
and /etc/shadow files.

Does anyone know of any tool(s) for doing this?

Thanks in advance.

Stephen Hauskins
Academic Comuputing Group


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