shadow passwords

Kurt V. Hindenburg k.hindenburg at
Sun Oct 1 18:13:59 PDT 2000

ivan [ivan at] wrote:
> hi ppl :)
> i've run into a problem with shadow passwords ... i came across the problem
> a week ago but ignored it hoping it would go away but i'm now ready to
> reboot and want to get shadow passwords activated before i do
> the problem seems to be with /usr/sbin/pwconv - this programme according to
> the documentation in the how-to is supposed to create 2 files: /etc/npasswd
> and /etc/nshadow but this doesn't happen !
Yea, the docs/man/howto must be for an older version...If I remember correctly
pwconv alters the /etc/passwd and creates /etc/shadow

Look at /etc/passwd after pwconv, you'll see the x where the password should

No biggie, works for me anyway.


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