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Many users are reluctant to set the login password during the installation of OS X system. However, if you once want to perform the terminal command of administrator privileges in OS X 10.6 and later systems, there must be a non-null passwords before you can perform, such as run the following command to modify the hosts file: sudo vi /etc/hosts
The sudo is meant to perform the following command with administrator privileges. Once this command is pressed, it will ask you to enter the administrator password so as to carry out the task. So if you once do not set a password before, then, the performance will be broken off. That means the order you entered above for modifying the hosts file will not be performed without setting an administrator password.
In such cases, we must set a password to the administrator before performing the terminal command. The traditional method for setting a login password in a Mac can be achieved by entering passwords in the "Users& Groups" from "System Preferences". Although this is a schematize solution can be used by anyone with graphics leading through the whole operation, it is not convenient enough for changing login password in Mac. Next we will show you how to change login password in Mac OS X terminal in a quick way. Just check the easy solution now!
Solution for How to Change Login Password in Mac OS X Terminal Here we come with the detail operations to share a more simple method for you to set or modify login password in the Terminal of Mac OS X. You can directly go to the terminal from “Utilities” menu to use the password command. After the command is executed, you will be prompted to enter the old password (if empty password, then directly press Enter), and then enter the new password twice to get the login password changed/set.
mbp:~ eyon$ passwd Changing password for eyon. Old Password:******** New Password:******** Retype New Password:******** P.S. The * shown in above command will not be shown in the terminal. Actually, it will not display anything when you type in the password in the terminal, and it just looks like that you didnt enter anything. Here we just coupled with the * to facilitate understanding.
Of course, here we only take how to modify login password for running sudo in the terminal as an example to show you the easy and quick solution in detail. In the process of actually using the OS X system, you may meet many other situations that need to change the password. Then, you can just try this method for a quick change for the login password. You may be also interested in: Mountain Lion Features, Mac Video and DVD Converter Tools