rconsiling the /etc/shadow and /etc/passwd files

rconsiling the /etc/shadow and /etc/passwd files

Post by Kerry Co » Thu, 06 Jan 2000 04:00:00

There's a command that I have forgotten that when you do any sort of
manual tweaking to the /etc/passwd file or the /etc/shadow file, the
system complains and requests that you run a command to resolve the
discrepancy.  Anyone remember that one?  It may just be under Solaris
that it is found.  Didn't do that, but am looking to make note of it for
documentation purposes.

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If this is the case, how do the Solaris commands (useradd/mod/del,
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