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update-cracklib - Regenerate cracklib dictionary

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NAME

update-cracklib - Regenerate cracklib dictionary

SYNOPSIS

update-cracklib
 
 

DESCRIPTION

update-cracklib builds a compressed and accumulated version of wordlists stored in the directories given in cracklib's configuration file /etc/cracklib/cracklib.conf. Programs using cracklib2 need this database to be of any use.
By default this script is called by cron every day.
 

RESULT

update-cracklib prints out two numbers: the number of words read from the ASCII dictionaries and the number of words eventually written into the cracklib database; if no error occurred, these should be equal.
0 is returned on success, otherwise an error message is printed to standard error and -1 is returned.
 

FILES

/etc/cracklib/cracklib.conf
shell script that sets cracklib_dictpath_src which must be a space separated list of source dictionary files.
 

SEE ALSO

cracklib(3), crack_mkdict(8)
 

AUTHOR

This program and manual page was written by Martin Pitt <martin@piware.de> for the Debian GNU/Linux System (but may be used by others).
 
June 9, 2003 Martin Pitt