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How to restore the /etc/passwd file?

I was doing some experiment about resource-accessing. By mistake, I executed this command, $ sudo mv /etc/passwd /etc/passwd.bak Then I could not execute any command with privilege(eg. sudo mv /etc/...
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passwd pauses after bad password has been entered

Say you type in passwd and you enter in the wrong password. There's a noticeable delay between when it tells you that the password was bad and when you enter it. Any ideas as to why? Seems kinda ...
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Random password generator: many, in columns, on command line, in Linux

A while back, I came across a random password generator for the command line that displayed a grid of "memorable" passwords. Output was something like this: adam@host:~$ CantRememberThisCommand ...
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VSFTP configuring virtual user using passwd [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why won't vsftpd let me log in with a virtual user account? I'm trying to configure virtual FTP users along with real users on a server. I installed VSFTP and it works ...