How to Change Your Password in Linux?

Answer Linux can be confusing for those who are unfamiliar. This guide will show you how to change your account's password for most Linux systems.

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How do I change a password in Linux?

The Passwd UtilityType "su," hit Enter, and when prompted, enter the root password. If you do not know the root password, then you cannot become root and can only change your own password. Keep in ... Read More »

How to Change an XP Password in Linux?

Resetting and recovering a lost user’s password in Windows XP is easy provided you have access to the administrator account. If you have lost the administrator’s password, things get a bit tric... Read More »

How do I change the password policy on Linux?

Changing Expiration PolicyLocate the /etc/login.defs file in your Linux system and open it with a text editor. Search through the code and locate the PASS_MAX_DAYS variable; this is the number of d... Read More »

How to Change the Root Password in Linux?

In Linux and other Unix-like operating systems the user "root" is the system super-user. Similar to the administrator account(s) in Windows, root has complete control over the system. The following... Read More »