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POPAUTH(1) User Commands POPAUTH(1)


popauth - manage pop3 authentication database


popauth [OPTION...]


GNU popauth -- manage pop3 authentication database

Actions are:
add user
create the DBM from a plaintext file
delete user's record
list the contents of DBM file
modify user's record (change password)
Options are:
compatibility mode
read input from FILE (default stdin)
direct output to file
force given permissions on the database
specify user's password
specify user name
-?, --help
give this help list
give a short usage message
print program version

Mandatory or optional arguments to long options are also mandatory or optional for any corresponding short options.

Default action is:

For root: --list For a user: --modify --user <username>


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Database formats: gdbm, bdb, kc


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