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It says at least 6 characters. I want to change to easy input. How to change password of user to very simple like one character 'w' ? Thanks

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It should work if you use sudo. sudo passwd $user. Be warned , if you use sudo to change your password you will break encryption of your home directory if you are using encryption. –  bodhi.zazen Apr 26 '13 at 16:13
    
Possible duplicate How can I override passwd's checks for good passwords? –  Warren Hill Apr 26 '13 at 18:19
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run sudo passwd $USER in a terminal, replace $USER with the username you want to set the password for.

$USER is the same as the current user if you don't want to type your own name.

Be warned , if you use sudo to change your password you will break encryption of your home directory if you are using encryption.

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