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.TH "SHADOWCONFIG" 8 "19 Apr 1997" "" ""
.SH NAME
shadowconfig \- toggle shadow passwords on and off
.SH "SYNOPSIS"
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\fBshadowconfig\fR \fB\fIon\fR\fR | \fB\fIoff\fR\fR
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.SH "DESCRIPTION"

.PP
\fBshadowconfig\fR on will turn shadow passwords on; \fIshadowconfig off\fR will turn shadow passwords off\&. \fBshadowconfig\fR will print an error message and exit with a nonzero code if it finds anything awry\&. If that happens, you should correct the error and run it again\&. Turning shadow passwords on when they are already on, or off when they are already off, is harmless\&.

.PP
Read \fI/usr/share/doc/passwd/README\&.Debian\fR for a brief introduction to shadow passwords and related features\&.

.PP
Note that turning shadow passwords off and on again will lose all password aging information\&.