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tac_pwd - Man Page

generate DES or MD5 encryption of a password


tac_pwd [-ehm] [salt]


tac_pwd prompts for a clear-text password and produces a DES encryption of that password on stdout which may be used in lieu of the clear-text representation in the tac_plus.conf(5).

The DES salt may be provided as a command-line argument.

Command-Line Options


Do not echo the plain-text password to the terminal.


Display help message.


Generate an MD5 encryption, instead of DES. This only works if crypt() on your host supports MD5.

See Also

crypt(3), tac_plus(8), tac_plus.conf(5)

Referenced By

tac_plus(8), tac_plus.conf(5).

23 March 2012