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hi, i want to change the password of root by non-root user using shell file. i am trying echo user_password | sudo passwd --stdin root here user_password is the password ...
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    URGENT- Help for Shell Scripting


    hi,

    i want to change the password of root by non-root user using shell file.
    i am trying
    echo user_password | sudo passwd --stdin root

    here user_password is the password entered by the user

    it works fine from the command line, but from shell i am trying

    echo $1 | sudo passwd --stdin root

    and it just prints the
    $1 | sudo passwd --stdin root

    solution to this problem will be highly appreciated.

    thanx
    vishal angrish

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    Please dont cross-post, we dont like that!,

    Dolda or sykkn can you move this topic that where posted under admin to generelascripting and delete the other 2...i didnt see that i answered under the wrong category..
    Regards

    Andutt

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    I've locked this thread now. For the other thread, see this link:
    http://www.linuxforums.org/viewtopic.php?t=3591

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