September 23, 2023

Change root password on GNU/Linux

$ sudo passwd root

will prompt you to type a new password, twice.

You can always use apropos to look for utilities. For example, if you are seeking to change the root password, you can run:

$ apropos -a change password

which will print:

chage (1)            - change user password expiry information
passwd (1)           - change user password
smbpasswd (8)        - change a user's SMB password

Then run $ man passwd to read how it works i.e. the description.


I do self-funded research and I'm writing a book.

> What's the book about?

About technologies and agency.

Meaning, technologies can foster agency. No doubt. But I am also asking:

Can usage of technologies give us a sense of empowerment while in fact undermining our abilities?

I posted a summary of the prologue on the homepage:


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