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Re: Root account desactivated
From: sil <jesus () resurrected us>
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2004 20:58:36 -0500 (EST)

Of course it would change every single locked account, mind you it was the
only thing I was able to think of for this situation. Obviously (well
hopefully) the admin would take the proper measure to ensure corrections,
and perhaps an installation of tools like sudo or learn ACL's. You should
just grep root to make the change only to root, however I use Solaris so
my settings wouldn't be the same as this user. It was just an idea, so
'pardon me' everyone for not pointing this out.

sed '/root/s/\/sbin/\/nologin/\/bin\/bash/g' /etc/passwd >> /tmp/passwd ;
mv /tmp/passwd /etc/passwd

This is what would be the correct way to do it, if it would even work
under sudo. So apologies to those who changed all their accounts
incorrectly. Even Jesus makes mistakes.

"The most tyrannical of governments are those which make
crimes of  opinions, for everyone has an inalienable
right to his thoughts." -- Benedict Spinoza

J. Oquendo //sil

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On Thu, 11 Mar 2004, Paul Mohr wrote:

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 >>
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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