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Linux::Shadow Access to the libc shadow routines

Perl gives access to the user's shadow password itself via getpw*, but the rest of the shadow entry is not available (expire is theoretically available if compiled that way, but it isn't universal). This module provides a Perl interface to the shadow routines getspnam, getspent, setspent and endspent, allowing the full shadow password structure to be returned. Like all access to the shadow files, root privileges are required to return anything - non-root users get nothing.

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