Trouble Logging In as Root

Glenn Holmer gholmer at
Sun Nov 9 08:31:53 UTC 2008

On Sun, 2008-11-09 at 20:39 +1100, James Gray wrote:
> <pedantic>
> Actually, there *IS* a password for root:
> #cat /etc/passwd /etc/shadow | grep root
> root:x:0:0:root:/root:/bin/bash
> root:*:13755:0:99999:7:::

As long as we're being pedantic... you get the prize for "useless use of
cat" :)

grep root /etc/passwd /etc/shadow

"After the vintage season came the aftermath - and Cenbe."
Glenn Holmer  (Q-Link: ShadowM)

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