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lock(1)								       lock(1)

       lock - Requests and verifies a user password

       lock [-number]

       The  lock  command  requests  and  reads	 a  password from a user, then
       requests the password a second time to verify it.

       Sets the time-out period to number minutes. The	default	 value	is  15

       The  lock  command  then	 locks the terminal and does not relinquish it
       until the password is received  again,  unless  one  of	the  following
       occurs:	The  root  password  is	 entered.   The	 time-out  interval is
       exceeded.  The command is killed by a user with appropriate permission.

       The time-out default value is 15 minutes, but this can be changed  with
       the -number option.

       To lock a terminal, enter: lock

	      The  password is requested twice, with two different prompts, so
	      the system can verify it. If the password is not repeated within
	      15  minutes,  the	 command times out.  To lock a terminal for 10
	      minutes instead of 15, enter: lock -10

       Commands:  passwd(1)


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