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simple script to change password on AIX 6,1

simple script to change password on AIX 6,1

simple script to change password on AIX 6,1


Hi all,

good day to all

I have 750 users and i need to run the below command to force user change their password. can someone help me for a simple script. I have a user listing from /home output. ie. (output from "ls -l|awk -F " " '{print $9}' > /tmp/userlist.1"

$ pwdadm -f ADMCHG user1
$ pwdawm -f ADMCHG user2
$ pwdadm -f ADMCHG user750

hopefully someone can help me.

Thank you in advance.


RE: simple script to change password on AIX 6,1


Hi all,

finally, i got this command from Google. it work ! even though there is error message at the end.

$cat userlist.1|while read name
>pwdadm -f ADMCHG $name

Usage: pwdadm [-R load_module] [ -f flags | -q | -c ] user

Problem solved.

Thank you all.


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