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mkpasswd(8)							   mkpasswd(8)

       mkpasswd - generate hashed password table

       /etc/mkpasswd [-uv] passwdfile

       The  command  is	 used to generate the hashed password database used by
       the library routines and

       If the -u option is present the hashed files will not be	 built	unless
       they already exist.  In any case, the hashed files will not be built if
       the time of last modification of the passwdfile	is  less  recent  than
       that of an existing hashed files.

       If the -v option is supplied, each entry will be listed as it is added.

       The file passwdfile is usually and must be in the format of The command
       will generate database files named passwdfile.pag  and  passwdfile.dir.
       The  command  will  exit	 with  a  non-zero exit code if any errors are
       detected.  Otherwise it will print the number of entries processed  and
       the length of the longest entry.

       The presence of the hashed files is optional. They are not required for
       correct operation of or but will improve their performance  on  systems
       with moderate to large sized files.

       The data base is already up to date.
       If  the	specified file has been modified less recently than the hashed

       Database not created.
       When used with the -u option and the database does not already exist.

       passwdfile.dir Database filename

       passwdfile.pag Database filename

See Also
       getpwent(3), passwd(5), vipw(8)


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