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VIPW(8) BSD System Manager's Manual VIPW(8)
vipw, vigr -- edit the password or group files
vipw [-V] [--version]
vigr [-V] [--version]
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
Vigr edits the group file in the same manner as vipw.
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
passwd(1), vi(1), passwd(5)
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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