John P. Looney wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 20, 2001 at 01:41:30AM +0100, Vincent Cunniffe mentioned:
>>>What's the difference between * and !! for the password field in
>>/etc/shadow under Linux?
>>>> The end result is the same. You can't log in as that user. You have to
> login as root, and su to the user.
I know the end result is the same ;-)
I hate 'it just *is*' and 'why do you want to know that?' answers : I
want to know why two different versions exist and whether it's more than
some historical accident...
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