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  1. #1
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    Shadow file

    Just a quick question- forgive me if it is dumb- but here it goes:

    In the shadow file what does it mean when the password hash is just a " !! " ?

    With all those default users that were installed with Linux- I couldn't help but wonder, I assumed for I while that it prevents that user from loging into a shell- but I'd like a sure answer. Thanks.

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    Basically it means that the passwords are in another file and that the file you are viewing is shadowed. If you already knew that then sorry for this waste of a post.

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    It is the shadowed file that I am looking at in this case- the only two users with password hashes are root and my own user- all the rest are !! or *

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