restarting login.defs on RHEL5?

christian.peper at christian.peper at
Mon Feb 23 03:27:52 CST 2009


I think it's read everytime you start a new shell. At least for me, when
I logged out and back in I received the new defaults.

Or try sourcing the file as root or so... Don't think you need any
special procedure.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-poweredge-bounces at 
> [mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at] On Behalf Of Scott 
> R. Ehrlich
> Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2009 5:42 PM
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> Subject: restarting login.defs on RHEL5?
> Is there any way to activate changes to login.defs without 
> having to reboot the server?
> I tried a quick google search but did not see anything obvious.
> Thanks.
> Scott
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