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10.7: Reset Password
Authored by: Lance666 on Aug 25, '12 05:17:36PM

It seems this only works when booted to the recovery partition. If you use the Terminal just for fun while booted "normally", it returns
"-bash: resetpassword: command not found"

Does this mean the recovery partition has a different set of commands or a different shell?

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10.7: Reset Password
Authored by: macbaldy on Sep 02, '12 05:54:43PM

Evidently, the Recovery HD contains this supplementary app. Typing "resetpassword" in Terminal invokes a popup gui window that makes the password reset clear and clean.

Whoa! This is so nifty that physical access is too much access for distrusted parties. This was truly a teachable moment.

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