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Converting /etc/password

Posted on 2003-02-27
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Last Modified: 2013-12-16
I am in the process of converting a SCO UNix Openserver 5.0.5 syetem to Red Hat Linux 8.0,
How can I convert the current etc/password file to Linux /etc/password file format?

I copied the file from Unix to Linux and I am able to login but I don't see the entries in the KDE System administrator for Users and Groups. This make me assume that something is slightly umcompatiable.

Question by:sturmill

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jimbb earned 80 total points
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Assuming the passwd file formats are compatible, you should be able to create the "/etc/shadow" file (which your Linux system is most likely using) using the 'pwconv' utility.

There's a man page for it, and the usage is pretty simple.  Check it out.

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