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Assign Unix password inside script

Posted on 2007-11-13
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I want to assign a default password for all of the newly create unix account inside a script so that I don't need to assign for them one-by-one.
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Question by:HenryChang
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by:Tintin
ID: 20277710
You'll need to use an expect script (Install expect from sunfreeware.com if you don't already have it).

The script would look like

#/usr/local/bin/expect
spawn passwd [lindex $argv 0]
expect "New Password:"
send "password\r"
expect "Re0enter new Password:"
send "password\r"
expect eof
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by:Tintin
ID: 20277712
Small typo.

expect "Re0enter new Password:"

should be

expect "Re-enter new Password:"
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by:HenryChang
ID: 20278127
Hi,
Can you send the whole script to me?  I have download the relevant softwares..  My script is :

root@hkgss1100043:/root>cat test
/usr/local/bin/expect
spawn passwd [lindex $argv 0]
expect "New Password:"
send "password\r"
expect "Re-enter new Password:"
send "password\r"
expect eof


Thanks a lot

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Tintin earned 125 total points
ID: 20278147
Just wrap it in shell, eg:

#!/bin/sh
for user in `cat list_of_users.txt`
do
  echo "Setting default password for $user"
  /path/to/passwd.exp $user
done
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by:omarfarid
ID: 20280174
Hi,

 HenryChang,

I think you missed #! in front of /usr/local/bin/expect in your script. So change it to:

#!/usr/local/bin/expect
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