[dm-crypt] luksChangeKey passphrase confirmation?

Arno Wagner arno at wagner.name
Wed Jun 5 18:35:22 CEST 2013

Hi Chris,

using option -y or --verify-passphrase should fix that.
It is just not the default and the reason for that is
that on most operations it is non-critical and the default
is global.


On Wed, Jun 05, 2013 at 11:31:19AM +0100, Chris Carton wrote:
> Hi,
> When I use luksChangeKey to change my passphrase it did not ask me to enter
> the new passphrase twice for confirmation. Is there a good reason for that
> or is it an oversight? It makes me very nervous about typos.
> Thanks,
> Chris

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