FAQ 8.14 How do I modify the shadow password file on a Unix system?

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8.14: How do I modify the shadow password file on a Unix system?

    If perl was installed correctly and your shadow library was written
    properly, the "getpw*()" functions described in perlfunc should in
    theory provide (read-only) access to entries in the shadow password
    file. To change the file, make a new shadow password file (the format
    varies from system to system--see passwd for specifics) and use
    pwd_mkdb(8) to install it (see pwd_mkdb for more details).


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