Your '9999' is counting from 1970, not from your install date.Today (May 13th 2011) would be 15107.If you want no expiration, use -1. [by r_hartman]
I've reached a frustrating end trying to figure out how to change the formatting of a file using sed, tr, etc. I'm sure there's some right answer to do what I want to do, I just don't know what it is.
Here's my problem.
I have two old accounts that were previously set to defaults (no password expiration). I updated login.defs and /etc/pam.d/system-auth for stricter password policy. New accounts added to the system are subject to the new policy.