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Date: Sat, 13 Jan 2007 12:07:29 +0300
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: OpenUnix 8 hash format is not the normal DES?

On Sat, Jan 13, 2007 at 11:27:44AM +0300, Danett song wrote:
> Solar, for you the entire string (*5v21dw01yuPiGDVreR5kDDvT) looks like  some algorithm ?

Sure it does, however it appears that you've replaced some characters
before posting in here.  Also, the asterisk before this string is not a
part of the hash.  It may mean a locked account or it may be a part of
the binary file format.

> Any idea how to convert this file to text file, like the /etc/shadow (in a fashion we can read this)?

It might be the easiest to have the system do this for you.  Please try
this Perl one-liner (invoke it as root):

	perl -e 'print "$n:$p:$u:$g:$f:$d:$s\n" while ($n,$p,$u,$g,$q,$c,$f,$d,$s) = getpwent()'

Alexander Peslyak <solar at>
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