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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       dxchpwd - Create or change password program

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]


       dxchpwd -r  | -l

       dxchpwd [-r  | -l] -q

       dxchpwd [-r  | -l] -u  username

OPTIONS    [Toc]    [Back]

       If  dxchpwd  is invoked without any options, it is assumed
       that the current user's password is to  be  changed.   The
       following  options  are  also accepted: Tells dxchpwd that
       the password change is to be done for a Local  user.  This
       can be combined with the -u and -q options.  Tells dxchpwd
       that the password change is to be done  for  a  NIS  user.
       This  can  only  be done from a NIS master and can be combined
 with the -u and -q options.  Tells dxchpwd to  query
       the  user  for the user name of the account whose password
       is to be changed.  Tells dxchpwd  to  change  this  user's

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       The  dxchpwd  command lets you change your password.  When
       you invoke the dxchpwd command, the  program  prompts  you
       for the old password and then for the new password.  Next,
       the program asks you for the new password again, to verify
       that you have typed it correctly.  Note that the passwords
       are not displayed on the screen.

       Your new password must meet the length requirements specified
  by  the  authorization  database  for the user whose
       password is being changed.

       If your system is running with enhanced security, you  may
       have  to  choose a password from a list of randomly generated
 passwords or you may be prohibited from changing your
       password until its minimum lifetime has expired, as specified
 in the authorization database.

EXAMPLES    [Toc]    [Back]

       The  following  example  requests  that  the  password  be
       changed for user smith: dxchpwd -u smith

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

       Password  file  Protected  Password  Database dxchpwd executable

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       X(1X), xdm(1X), passwd(1)

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