MKPWDICT(1M) Maintenance Commands MKPWDICT(1M)


NAME


mkpwdict - maintain password-strength checking database

SYNOPSIS


/usr/sbin/mkpwdict [-s dict1,... ,dictN]
[-d destination-path]


DESCRIPTION


The mkpwdict command adds words to the dictionary-lookup database used by
pam_authtok_check(5) and passwd(1).


Files containing words to be added to the database can be specified on
the command-line using the -s flag. These source files should have a
single word per line, much like /usr/share/lib/dict/words.


If -s is omitted, mkpwdict will use the value of DICTIONLIST specified in
/etc/default/passwd (see passwd(1)).


The database is created in the directory specified by the -d option. If
this option is omitted, mkpwdict uses the value of DICTIONDBDIR specified
in /etc/default/passwd (see passwd(1)). The default location is
/var/passwd.

OPTIONS


The following options are supported:

-s
Specifies a comma-separated list of files containing words to be
added to the dictionary-lookup database.


-d
Specifies the target location of the dictionary-database.


FILES


/etc/default/passwd
See passwd(1).


/var/passwd
default destination directory


ATTRIBUTES


See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:


+--------------------+-----------------+
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
+--------------------+-----------------+
|Interface Stability | Evolving |
+--------------------+-----------------+

SEE ALSO


passwd(1), attributes(5), pam_authtok_check(5)


June 1, 2004 MKPWDICT(1M)