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How do I change my password for Ubuntu?

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up vote 7 down vote accepted

Go to the command prompt and type


and follow the steps.

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Thank you so much sir – shalu Nov 17 '10 at 13:02
oh my pleasure. i'm glad you are using linux, and ubuntu for that matter. Believe me ubuntu is the best place to be at... i have been to debian-stable, testing, sid, even fedora, gentoo and arch in the end and finally back to be at ubuntu. Ubuntu has the best eco-system. No other linux leaves you that productive as ubuntu. I hope you enjoy your experience. – Vivek Sharma Nov 17 '10 at 17:20

System > Administration > Users and Groups

You'll see the option to change it there.

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In System -> Administration -> Users and Groups

Click on the Change... button

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The next dialog will then prompt you for your old password and your new one:

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+1 do not recommend the command line version except as an additional option or if it is vastly easier. – loevborg Dec 18 '10 at 12:59

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