Using and Not using Shadow File in Linux

less /etc/passwd
# the command below will destroy shadow feature
# and you will be able to view the password with
# /etc/passwd file. NOT RECOMMENDED
sudo pwunconv

# we can also do the same thing for the group file
sudo grpunconv

 

# To convert the system to use shadow file again, use
# the following commands

sudo pwconv
sudo grpconv

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