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check and enforce password expiration policy

see also : passwd


expiry option

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The expiry command checks (-c) the current password expiration and forces (-f) changes when required. It is callable as a normal user command.


The options which apply to the expiry command are:

-c, --check

Check the password expiration of the current user.

-f, --force

Force a password change if the current user has an expired password.

-h, --help

Display help message and exit.



User account information.


Secure user account information.

see also

passwd , shadow.

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