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VIPW(8) 						    BSD System Manager's Manual 						   VIPW(8)

vipw, vigr -- edit the password or group files SYNOPSIS
vipw [-V] [--version] vigr [-V] [--version] DESCRIPTION
Vipw edits the password file after setting the appropriate locks, and does any necessary processing after the password file is unlocked. If the password file is already locked for editing by another user, vipw will ask you to try again later. The default editor for vipw is vi(1). Vigr edits the group file in the same manner as vipw. ENVIRONMENT
If the following environment variable exists it will be utilized by vipw: EDITOR The editor specified by the string EDITOR will be invoked instead of the default editor vi(1). SEE ALSO
passwd(1), vi(1), passwd(5) HISTORY
The vipw command appeared in 4.0BSD. The vigr command appeared in Util-Linux 2.6. Util-Linux 2.6 7 July 1996 Util-Linux 2.6

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vipw,vigr - edit the password, group or shadow file SYNOPSIS
vipw [-g|-p|-s] vigr [-g|-p|-s] DESCRIPTION
vipw/vigr edits the passwd,group or shadow file after setting the appropriate locks to prevent file corruption. vipw edits per default the /etc/passwd file, vigr the /etc/group file. Extended attributes (like ACLs or security attributes) are preserved. ENVIRONMENT
EDITOR If the environment variable exists, the editor specified by this variable is used instead of the default vi(1). OPTIONS
-g, --group Edit /etc/group. -p, --passwd Edit /etc/passwd. -s, --shadow Edit /etc/shadow. -u, --usage Print a usage message and exit. --help Print a more verbose help text and exit. Print version information and exit. FILES
/etc/group - group account information /etc/passwd - user account information /etc/shadow - shadow account information SEE ALSO
attr(5), passwd(1), passwd(5), shadow(5), vi(1) AUTHOR
Thorsten Kukuk <> pwdutils October 2003 vipw(8)

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