I wish all of them were this easy! As with anything, we don't know what we don't know. You have nothing to be ashamed about at all.
Originally Posted by Frankels
I hope you looked up what each command did and have a little better understanding why I asked for each to be run. They were different views of the same information, right?
Editing the password file was the fix, correct?
To check this, run that egrep command again. If you post it inside a "code" block, none of the smilies will happen. In the advanced editor, there's a '#' symbol that will create a code block, like this:
egrep -i 'frank|erik' /etc/passwd