I recently accidentally forgot my user password to my shell. I know the root password. How do I change the user password?
I figure it's something like
$su root $passwd -[something] username
but I can't get it to work. Halp pls?
just "passwd mechko" I think, if you're logged as root ? tried it ? as existing password use roots or mechko's (in this case roots)
Old school, more powerful than necessary method:as root empty the password field for that user in