The virtual machine console won’t allow you to write some special characters using some keyboard layout. As stated by this VMware KB 2071245. On my French keyboard, I was able to bypass this limitation using this keyboard combination: Alt + Alt Gr. The affected characters can include, but are not limited to: / (slash) \
Almost everyone in the technical field is comfortable with using the English language for their daily tasks. As you know, managing future version of VMware vSphere will only be possible with the Web Client. If you have already used the old trick to change the language of the java vSphere client like this: “C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\Virtual
Let’s take the linux shadow file as an example. Using sed you can replace the root user password with an empty character. Suppose your /etc/shadow file look like this: [root@localhost ~]# cat /etc/shadow root:$6$GE3JYGgDvt5jloXN$l0cNhqsh8564GHsdSgUGz79Cqm2ml.Q0xmtgSDyUVdJRHrgFIWPd0QKB02RedspqunU4yYS0/xDI0fcZgEGt.::0:99999:7::: You can use the following sed command to replace the root password string between the two semicolon with an empty string.