Reset Password

  9 years ago

The easiest method of resetting a user’s account password in Linux is to use the passwd command. To do it on Linux Mint or any Linux distribution that uses sudo, start a shell terminal and type the following command:

  • sudo passwd

You will, of course, be prompted to authenticate with your current password before you are given the opportunity of changing it. On a distribution that does not use sudo, call the passwd command without sudo.

No_2 2 years ago

Worked great but little confused when cursor did not move or reflect any echo of any kind yet did work as I suspected. thanx

CandyArts 5 years ago

I need to find a place to change the password of this website login. I cannot find where it is changed, because I forgot it, but then I got a crazy one via email which I need to change. Can someone point to me where is the password to access this site?... Thanks

philsoft 7 years ago

worked fine thanks

jahid_0903014 7 years ago


juupii 8 years ago

thank you

Leonhu 9 years ago

That´s very easy, thank you! :)

kazztan0325 9 years ago

You are welcome, @crismblog !
Thank you for your swift response.

crismblog 9 years ago

Thanks for the warning.
Now the image is seen again.

kazztan0325 9 years ago

I cannot see the image which you have attached to this tutorial.
It seems the link to the image file is dead.
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yves910 9 years ago


trollboy 9 years ago

Short and sweet. Nice :)

Also, if you are on a system with more than one user, running sudo passwd other-user-name will allow you to just as easily change their password.

Mintification 9 years ago

An excellent to-the-point article.