Scripting the Linux ‘passwd’ command easily without interactive prompt

If you are looking for a quick and easily solution to changing your Linux passwd from a script, you have come to the right place. As you already know, the passwd command prompts the user to enter the desired password as well as a confirmation, but I have a solution that will change the password without these prompts.

Changing Linux Password In a Scriptable Way

echo <Desired Password> | passwd --stdin root

That’s all there is to it! No fancy bash script, no need to use Expect.


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  1. It’ll be better if there are some explaination of the commands, options, and prerequisite. for example, the passwd –stdin command will only work with root ID.

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