Section: Maintenance Commands (8)
Updated: June 09, 2003
update-cracklib - Regenerate cracklib dictionary
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.
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.
shell script that sets
which must be a space separated list of source dictionary files.
This program and manual page was written by Martin Pitt
> for the Debian GNU/Linux System (but may be used by