update-cracklib (8) - Linux Man Pages
update-cracklib: Regenerate cracklib dictionary
update-cracklib - Regenerate cracklib dictionary
DESCRIPTIONupdate-cracklib 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.
RESULTupdate-cracklib 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.
AUTHORThis program and manual page was written by Martin Pitt <martin [at] piware.de> for the Debian GNU/Linux System (but may be used by others).