Overview#

The second entry content of "/etc/Passwd"

contentmeaning
(empty)passwordless account
xthe encrypted password is in "/etc/shadow]"
*no login for this account
!no login for this account

Some Examples#

The "x" implies that a shadow is used.
jwilleke:x:52658:280:Jim Willeke, 213-449-7111:/home/jwilleke:/usr/bin/ksh

Below the "*" implies the entry has no login abilities on this host.

scott:*:1001:100:Aaron Scott Willeke:/home/scott:/bin/bash

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