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vipw - edit the password file
Vipw edits the password file while setting the appropriate locks, and does any necessary processing after the password file is unlocked.
If the password file is already being edited, then you will be told to try again later. The vi editor will be used unless the environment
variable EDITOR indicates an alternate editor.
Vipw performs a number of consistency checks on the password entries, and will not allow a password file with a ``mangled'' entry to be
installed. If vipw rejects the new password file, the user is prompted to re-enter the edit session.
Once the information has been verified, vipw uses mkpasswd(8) to update the user database. This is run in the background, and, at very
large sites could take several minutes. Until this update is completed, the password file is unavailable for other updates and the new
information will not be available to programs.
SEE ALSO chpass(1), passwd(1), passwd(5), adduser(8), mkpasswd(8)4th Berkeley Distribution March 11, 1989 VIPW(8)
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vipw - edit the password file
vipw edits the password file while setting the appropriate locks, and does any necessary processing after the password file is unlocked. If
the password file is already being edited, then you will be told to try again later. The vi(1) editor will be used unless the environment
variable VISUAL or EDITOR indicates an alternate editor.
vipw performs a number of consistency checks on the password entry for root, and will not allow a password file with a "mangled" root entry
to be installed. It also checks the /etc/shells file to verify the login shell for root.
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
|Availability |SUNWscpu |
SEE ALSO passwd(1), vi(1), passwd(4), attributes(5)SunOS 5.11 14 Sep 1992 vipw(1B)
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