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dxchpwd(1X)							  dxchpwd(1X)



NAME

  dxchpwd - Create or change password program

SYNOPSIS

  dxchpwd

  dxchpwd -r  |	-l

  dxchpwd [-r  | -l] -q

  dxchpwd [-r  | -l] -u	 username

OPTIONS

  If dxchpwd is	invoked	without	any options, it	is assumed that	the current
  user's password is to	be changed.  The following options are also accepted:

  -l  Tells dxchpwd that the password change is	to be done for a Local user.
      This can be combined with	the -u and -q options.

  -r  Tells dxchpwd that the password change is	to be done for a NIS user.
      This can only be done from a NIS master and can be combined with the -u
      and -q options.

  -q  Tells dxchpwd to query the user for the user name	of the account whose
      password is to be	changed.

  -u  Tells dxchpwd to change this user's password.

DESCRIPTION

  The dxchpwd command lets you change your password.  When you invoke the
  dxchpwd command, the program prompts you for the old password	and then for
  the new password.  Next, the program asks you	for the	new password again,
  to verify that you have typed	it correctly.  Note that the passwords are
  not displayed	on the screen.

  Your new password must meet the length requirements specified	by the
  authorization	database for the user whose password is	being changed.

  If your system is running with enhanced security, you	may have to choose a
  password from	a list of randomly generated passwords or you may be prohi-
  bited	from changing your password until its minimum lifetime has expired,
  as specified in the authorization database.








EXAMPLES

  The following	example	requests that the password be changed for user smith:


       dxchpwd -u smith

FILES

  /etc/passwd
      Password file

  /tcb/files/auth/
      Protected	Password Database

  /usr/tcb/bin/dxchpwd
      dxchpwd executable

SEE ALSO

  X(1X), xdm(1X), passwd(1)