[ic] Encrypting password
docelic at mail.inet.hr
Wed Nov 24 05:38:06 EST 2004
> Where 'new_password' corresponds to the new password you want and the
> other string is just a random string of junk. The output of this command
> can be put into the password field for a particular user record, and
> then that user can use "new_password". Of course, the new password is
> visible in the shell's command history, but for a temporary measure it's
> sometimes handy, particularly for admin access...
And to avoid having left anything in your shell history file
(the password or salt), you can use:
perl -e'print crypt(substr(<STDIN>,0,-1), join "", (".", "/", 0..9, "A".."Z", "a".."z")[rand 64,rand 64]'
(And then type in the password on next line.
Alternatively, you can exit the shell with 'kill -9 0' so it won't save
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