Linux Tutorial Series

Linux Tutorial Series – 119 – A tidbit about users – passwd

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The passwd command can be used to change your (or other users) password. (“PASSWD(1),” n.d.)⁠ Just type in passwd as the command and the password change process will be initiated.

If you are the superuser, you can change the password of another user by typing his/her username:

passwd username

That way you can change other users passwords.

Hope you found this useful!


PASSWD(1). (n.d.). Retrieved February 28, 2020, from