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Old 1st January 2011
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How do I change my login password on my openBsd system?
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Old 1st January 2011
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Wrong forum section, and you clearly didn't try looking it up yourself.

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Is it the wrong forum though? I mean it is a General question (not really installation/security related) ... at any rate, it hasn't been moved so I'm going to answer!

Use 'passwd' to change your passwd. You may need to be root or sudo I'm not sure. Read 'man passwd'.

Also, I believe you should call '/usr/bin/passwd' rather than 'passwd' (i.e. state the path to the command explicitly, you wouldn't want to execute the wrong command with elevated privileges, right?) Hm, on that note, if you do need to use sudo then you'll prolly want to state the full path for sudo as well (of course).

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use 'which' to get the full path of a command (i.e. 'which sudo')
use 'apropos' to find information on something that isn't a command (i.e. if 'man password' did show anything, you really should have tried 'apropos password'...)

Hope that helps! ^_^

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It was moved by an Administrator/Moderator, originally they posted in a NetBSD subforum.

I don't believe that they have signed back in after posting, such a trivial problem can be answered by at least showing a little initiative.. for an OS like OpenBSD it's expected that people be capable of basic problem solving.
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Oh I see.


Hmm, indeed!


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