Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 133608
smbpasswd -a user -s password
Last modified: 2014-08-31 19:26:41 EDT
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Description of problem:
smbpasswd doesn't accept -s option tu use stdin for password prompt.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.upgrade rpm to samba-common-3.0.7-2.FC2.i386.rpm
2.create an unix user 'user1'
3.smbpassd -a user1 -s password
Actual Results: The help message is return and the user isn't added.
Expected Results: user should be added in /etc/samba/smbpasswd
command line != stdin, the command behaves as expected and documented.
What you would have to do were something like this (in shell):
(echo password; echo password) | smbpasswd -a user1 -s
In fact, you really don't want that password to appear in the list of
processes, so take care that you don't call an external executable
with the password on the command line.