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Date:      Tue, 12 Sep 1995 02:05:54 +0200 (MET DST)
From:      Piero Serini <>
To: (Luc Pelletier)
Subject:   Re: Passwd file?
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <> from "Luc Pelletier" at Sep 11, 95 03:50:08 pm

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Quoting from Luc Pelletier (Mon Sep 11 21:50:08 1995):
> Suppose I've lost my root password. I managed to create a boot diskette on
> which I put a copy of the files passwd and master.passwd. Those files contains
> I rebooted from the hard disk and to my great surprise, I had to give my old
> password for the root in order to log in.

You need to copy /etc/pwd.db and /etc/spwd.db.
They are the real files which are looked into by login.

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