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Re: [SLUG] Problems with useradd -p switch

On Sun, Jul 01, 2001 at 04:10:38PM +1000, Laurie Savage wrote:
> I am running a batch update of my users with a small script that includes
> useradd -m -p password -u uid login. The users get added with correct
> uid and correct login, but the password seems to get garbled. 
>         e.g useradd -m -p gtaskf23x -u 600 fred 
> creates /home/fred, creates an account "fred" with uid 600, but we
> cannot login as "fred" with password gtaskf23x.