How to manage password ageing for user(s) using the command line tools

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  • How do I manage a user's password using the command line tools?
  • How do I enforce user passwords to expire after a set amount of time?
  • How can chage be used for managing password ageing of local users?
  • Set password expiry using chage


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3/4/5/6
  • shadow-utils

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