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Transfer username and password from Unix to Linux

Can you tell me how to transfer username and password from Sun 0S 5.9 to Red Hat Linux 9?
In a nutshell, Unix uses /etc/passwd and Linux uses /etc/shadow. I have never tried to copy over /etc/passwd /etc/shadow, and I would not do so unless you don't mind losing your machine completely if something goes haywire, as I don't believe it will work. Use pwconv, as this will convert the passwd files to shadow files, allowing you to migrate them to Linux. Here's a link on using pwconv.

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