Difference between revisions of "Account Management"

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You need to verify with your password, and then enter '''the full path''' to your new shell. Valid shells are listed in ''/etc/shells''
 
You need to verify with your password, and then enter '''the full path''' to your new shell. Valid shells are listed in ''/etc/shells''
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==Forwarding your mail==
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On any of our servers. Position yourself if your homefolder (which is default on login.) and run the following command:
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<pre>echo "[mail-address]" > .forward</pre>
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where [mail-address] is the mailaddress you want to forward '''TO'''.
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For example, if I want to forward mail to the address '''bogus@bogusville.com''', I would have run <pre>echo "bogus@bogusville.com" > .forward</pre>
  
 
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[[Category:Handbook]]

Revision as of 04:45, 20 November 2011

This page explains how to manage the basics of your account

Changing your password

Change your password by logging into mother and issuing the following command:

passwd -r nis

You will be prompted for your old password, and asked to confirm your new one.

Changing your shell

On mother, run:

passwd -r nis -e

You need to verify with your password, and then enter the full path to your new shell. Valid shells are listed in /etc/shells

Forwarding your mail

On any of our servers. Position yourself if your homefolder (which is default on login.) and run the following command:

echo "[mail-address]" > .forward

where [mail-address] is the mailaddress you want to forward TO.

For example, if I want to forward mail to the address bogus@bogusville.com, I would have run
echo "bogus@bogusville.com" > .forward
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