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I typed the passwd command, then input the new password.

~$ sudo passwd
Enter new UNIX password: 
Retype new UNIX password: 
passwd: password updated successfully

I closed this terminal and open a new one. When I was prompted to input password again, the new password was not accepted, instead the old one was accepted.

$ sudo apt
[sudo] password for user: 
Sorry, try again.
[sudo] password for user: 
apt 1.2.24 (amd64)
Usage: apt [options] command
...

What did I do wrong? How can I view my current password?

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    When you type sudo passwd you are setting root password. When you use sudo, such as sudo apt you use your login password. To change your user password, use passwd without sudo or, better if you have an encrypted home, use the graphical tools. – Panther Jan 14 '18 at 7:51

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