|PWCONV(8)||Maintenance Commands and Procedures||PWCONV(8)|
The pwconv command creates and updates /etc/shadow with information from /etc/passwd.
pwconv relies on a special value of 'x' in the password field of /etc/passwd. This value of 'x' indicates that the password for the user is already in /etc/shadow and should not be modified.
If the /etc/shadow file does not exist, this command will create /etc/shadow with information from /etc/passwd. The command populates /etc/shadow with the user's login name, password, and password aging information. If password aging information does not exist in /etc/passwd for a given user, none will be added to /etc/shadow. However, the last changed information will always be updated.
If the /etc/shadow file does exist, the following tasks will be performed:
The pwconv command can only be used by the super-user.
pwconv exits with one of the following values:
|March 9, 1993||OmniOS|