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Re: how to change password.

vishwanath kalbagilmath proclaimed:
> I get a username oldpassword and new password through
> mails and i should update them at the OS level 

There are security issues with a scheme like this.  Emails are notoriously
insecure.  So allowing someone to send a password via email is a security

> so how should i do it ? I have a raw sloution(using
> dup with passwd command) but i want the right one.
> plz do help.

man 3 crypt

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