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New Version 1.7.30-1: Passwd -R option. Can only update logged in user.
- From: Thomas Fay <faymous at yahoo dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Cc: faythoma at us dot ibm dot com
- Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2014 05:06:53 -0700 (PDT)
- Subject: New Version 1.7.30-1: Passwd -R option. Can only update logged in user.
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Recently there was an update to the passwd -R feature in 1.7.30-1 which allows you to pipe in a password to the
"passwd -R". This is a something that we really need and the update is appreciated. :)
There is still an issue in that you can only update the registry for the user that is currently logged in. In
previous versions (such as 1.7.25), an administrator could update for any user (although the piping feature was
unavailable). In the new version 1.7.30-1, when an attempt to update for any other user an error is produced stating: Storing
password failed: No such file or directory.
Is this something that the Cygwin team would be able to fix ?
Looking for the ability to pipe in a password and update the registry with various users password. This functionality
needs to be incorporated into cloud product.
The original issue is related to something that Corinna was working on.
I haev screen shots but your email server will not accept them. Please let me know how to send if needed.
I appreciate any help or suggestions you can provide.
Thomas Fay @ IBM
IBM Global Technology Services
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