cracklib-check man page

cracklib-check — Check passwords using libcrack2


cracklib-check takes a list of passwords from stdin and checks them via libcrack2's FascistCheck(3) sub routine.


cracklib-check prints each checked password and the corresponding result of FascistCheck(3) to stdout. The password and the result are separated by a colon.

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This man page was written by Jan Dittberner <> for the Debian GNU/Linux System (but may be used by others).

Referenced By

cracklib-format(8), create-cracklib-dict(8).

Sat Jun 21 22:44:33 CEST 2008 Jan Dittberner