The "missing" password!

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Tue Apr 1 01:26:28 UTC 2014

On Mon, Mar 31, 2014 at 07:52:55PM -0400, Niles Rogoff wrote:
> A safer way to do this would be `file /etc/passwd', which as a side effect
> does not require root

I'm afraid this does not make sense.  "cat /etc/passwd" only shows
system account information, not passwords (the file name is historical),
and does not require root.  Displaying a world-readable file is not

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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