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 At IU, how do I get support for Linux or Unix?

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

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