It's been a while since I've posted anything, and not for lack of things to post about... they're just backlogging on my to-do list.
But this one's short-and-not-so-sweet.
[rseastrom@gem-client-1 ~]$ cat /etc/issue CentOS release 6.6 (Final) Kernel \r on an \m [rseastrom@gem-client-1 ~]$ passwd rseastrom passwd: Only root can specify a user name. [rseastrom@gem-client-1 ~]$
Specifying the currently logged in username poses no security problem (duh) and this works fine on non-Linux platforms (tested FreeBSD and Solaris).