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       lsh-pam-checkpw - program to check a PAM username/password combination


       lsh-pam-checkpw username-to-check


       This  manual  page documents briefly the lsh-pam-checkpw command.  This
       manual page  was  written  for  the  Debian  distribution  because  the
       original  program  does  not  have  a  manual  page.   Instead,  it has
       documentation in the GNU Info format; see below.

       lsh-pam-checkpw is a program that checks if  a  username  and  password
       combination is valid for login by doing a PAM lookup. It is designed to
       be  used  as  a  password   helper   program   for   lshd   (8),   (eg.

       lsh-pam-checkpw takes one required argument, which is the username, and
       reads the password from stdin, then returns 0 if the password is valid,
       or  1  otherwise.  Note that the password must be supplied exactly, ie.
       there must be no newline after the password,  so  if  invoking  from  a
       shell, just type "<your-password><CTRL-D>".


       lsh(1),  lshd(8).   The programs are documented fully by Lsh, available
       via the Info system.


       This manual page was written by Timshel Knoll <>, for
       the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).