linux user without password – just press enter to destroy everything ;-)

Saturday, 25. January 2014

i would definitely NOT RECOMMEND this but if you must do it..  here is a way to do it 


open a terminal…

sudo nano -B /etc/shadow

This will open the /etc/shadow file (the one that contains all the passwords) in a text editor called Nano.

Once you have it open, find the appropriate line for the account in question. It’ll look something like this:


Change the second part (in bold here) to match this second part (also in bold):


Then save the file (Control-X, Y, Enter).

hide the cashew (kde plasma)

Thursday, 23. January 2014

hide the cashew 

i know that aaron seigo wouldn’t like this very much but if you are smart enough to NOT disable the rightclick on the desktop and NOT disable the run command interface while removing all the panels.. you could remove the cashew without ending up with an unconfigurable desktop..

how to remove the cashew? 

sudo chmod 600 /usr/lib/kde4/

this will last until the next plasma update that touches this file.. (unless you make it immutable)
but it’s a oneliner.. just do it again after the update 🙂