passwd Linux Commands

What is Linux passwd Command?


passwd COMMAND:

passwd command is used to change your password.


passwd [options]


-a Show password attributes for all entries.
-l Locks password entry for name.
-d Deletes password for name. The login name will not be prompted for password.
-f Force the user to change password at the next login by expiring the password for name.


  1. passwd

    Entering just passwd would allow you to change the password. After entering passwd you will receive the following three prompts:

    Current Password:
    New Password:
    Confirm New Password:

    Each of these prompts must be entered correctly for the password to be successfully changed.

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