In Unix, how can I set or change the administrative password on my computer?

To set or change the administrative password on your Unix computer:

  1. Log in as a limited user.
  2. Use the su or sudo command to run:
     passwd root

For more, read the passwd man page.

At Indiana University, for personal or departmental Linux or Unix systems support, see Get help for Linux or Unix at IU.

This is document auwd in the Knowledge Base.
Last modified on 2017-05-16 11:53:11.

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