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Re: Root account desactivated
From: Paul Mohr <boredMDer74 () gawab com>
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2004 20:39:15 -0500

On Mar 11, 2004, at 5:50 PM, sil wrote:

If you have sudo on the machine you can try doing something like

sudo sed 's/\/sbin/\/nologin/\/bin\/bash/g' /etc/passwd >> /tmp/passwd|\
mv /tmp/passwd /etc/passwd

Mind you that would change every single locked out account to have a shell of '/bin/bash'. Not just root.

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