Reset password - different methods?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ziggie216, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. ziggie216 macrumors 6502

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    Jul 14, 2008
    #1
    What's the difference between using these commands to reset a user's account password from single user mode?

    passwd <username>

    vs

    launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.DirectoryServices.plist
    dscl . -passwd /Users/<username> <password>
     
  2. webgoat macrumors 6502a

    webgoat

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    Location:
    Austin, TX
    #2
    one is much faster to type
     

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