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NAME

update-cracklib – Regenerate cracklib dictionary

SYNOPSIS

update-cracklib

DESCRIPTION

update-cracklib builds a compressed and accumulated version of
wordlists stored in the directories given in cracklib’s configuration
file /etc/cracklib/cracklib.conf. Programs using cracklib2 need this
database to be of any use.

By default this script is called by cron every day.

RESULT
update-cracklib prints out two numbers: the number of words read from
the ASCII dictionaries and the number of words eventually written into
the cracklib database; if no error occurred, these should be equal.

0 is returned on success, otherwise an error message is printed to
standard error and -1 is returned.

FILES
/etc/cracklib/cracklib.conf
shell script that sets cracklib_dictpath_src which must be a
space separated list of source dictionary files.

SEE ALSO

cracklib(3), crack_mkdict(8)

AUTHOR

This program and manual page was written by Martin Pitt for the Debian GNU/Linux System (but may be used by oth‐
ers).

Martin Pitt June 09, 2003 update-cracklib(8)