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Re: Root account desactivated
From: Patrice Neff <mailinglists () patrice ch>
Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2004 17:32:41 +0900

sil <jesus () resurrected us> writes:

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

This will in fact now work. First the sed script contains a small
mistake. But more important, only the call of sed is executed as root,
everything else (including the redirect into /tmp/passwd) is executed
as a non-privileged user. If you actually choose this approach, you
only have to sudo the mv statement.

This is what your statement gives me on my machine:
$ sudo sed 's/\/sbin\/nologin/\/bin\/bash/g' /etc/passwd >> /tmp/passwd;\
mv /tmp/passwd /etc/passwd
mv: overwrite `/etc/passwd', overriding mode 0644? y
mv: cannot move `/tmp/passwd' to `/etc/passwd': Permission denied
$ 

Regards
Patrice

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