/etc/passwd file in Linux

The ‘/etc/passwd‘ file in Linux contains user and user related information.

An entry in /etc/passwd file contains seven entries/fields and looks like:

a:b:c:d:e:f:g

a → Username

username is between 1 and 32 characters in length.

b → Password

an ‘x‘ character indicates that encrypted password is stored in /etc/shadow file.

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