As a Linux user, the command line is an essential tool for managing your system. One common task is changing your password. Here’s a concise guide on updating your password directly from the command line.
Step 1: Open the Terminal
To start, access the terminal by pressing
T on most Linux distributions or search for “Terminal” or “Konsole” in your system’s application menu.
Step 2: Change the Password
Enter the following command in the terminal:
The system will prompt you for your current password. Type it in and press
Enter. Remember, your input won’t be visible for security reasons.
Next, you’ll be prompted to enter a new password. Type your desired password and press
Enter. Again, your input won’t be visible. You’ll need to retype the new password to confirm it, and press
Enter once more.
If the new password meets the system’s requirements, you’ll see a confirmation message:
passwd: password updated successfully
Congratulations! You’ve successfully changed your password in the Linux command line. Remember to use a strong, unique password and update it periodically to maintain security.