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    Question Using PuTTY to connect to a forum's server


    I've been allowed to work on the server of a forum. I was given the username and password, and with them logged in successfully on the server using PuTTY, but now I'm not sure what command I use to do anything to the users on the forum For example how would I change someone's username or password, etc. Can someone provide me with a list of commands like this please?

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    Well the usernames for users of the forums will be stored in a database. You need to find out what type of database the server uses.

    If it is mysql then you could use mysqladmin to perform queries on the database... But... if you are not experienced with databases or console based applications then you may be better off finding out if the server has phpmyadmin installed and use that web interface to change usernames.

    Better still, can't you use the forums admin panel to change users information?

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    Please don't take this suggestion as rude, but considerring that there are probably hundreds of different forum software solutions on the net, your best place to start is the manuals specific to your forum that you are working on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ni_boy View Post
    Please don't take this suggestion as rude, but considerring that there are probably hundreds of different forum software solutions on the net, your best place to start is the manuals specific to your forum that you are working on.
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    Agreed and the other best place to start would be with the person who gave you a username and password.
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