File_SMBPasswd::modAccount() – modify an exsting account with the given plaintext-password.


mixed File_SMBPasswd::modAccount ( string $user , int $userid , string $pass = '' , string $comment = '' , string $flags = '' )


This method works in the same way as File_SMBPasswd::modAccountEncrypted() , except the password has to be given as plaintext. The encryption is done internaly.


  • string $user - username to be modified

  • int $userid - userid of the user

  • string $pass - plaintext-password

  • string $comment - comment

  • string $flags - flags

Return value

mixed - Returns TRUE on success, PEAR_Error on failure.


This function can not be called statically.


Using File_SMBPasswd::modAccount()

require_once 'File/SMBPasswd.php';

// modify user mbretter
$fh = new File_SMBPasswd('/usr/local/private/smbpasswd');
$status $fh->modAccount(
'Michaela Bretterklieber');
if (
PEAR::isError($status)) {
// handle errors
} else {

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