I'm administering a public access Linux box, and I have all of my new users
go through a shell script which adds them an entry to /etc/passwd with a
"sorry, wait till the administrator calls you" shell.
However, they have no passwords when added.
Is there a simple way to take a password, as typed, and crypt it so I can
add it to /etc/passwd along with the rest of the users' info?
This way, they have to login with username/password, but still get no access
till I check them out.
Mail replies, I'll summarize if it's not too blatantly obvious.
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