Resetting a Password Using chroot

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chroot has quite a unique history. The chroot system call was the first major step towards process-level virtualization, i.e. providing an isolated environment for a process (though only at the file system level). Virtualization is an enabler for cloud computing. You can read more about chroot here. Let’s look at a real-life real scenario where chroot helped my team.

Problem

During my first post-graduate development job, my team faced a situation where we had to reset a password for a system as the ol…
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