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mkpasswd(8)						      System Manager's Manual						       mkpasswd(8)

       mkpasswd - generate hashed password table

       /etc/mkpasswd [-uv] passwdfile

       The command is used to generate the hashed password database used by the library routines and

       If  the -u option is present the hashed files will not be built unless they already exist.  In any case, the hashed files will not be built
       if the time of last modification of the passwdfile is less recent than that of an existing hashed files.

       If the -v option is supplied, each entry will be listed as it is added.

       The file passwdfile is usually and must be in the format of The command will generate  database	files  named  passwdfile.pag  and  passwd-
       file.dir.   The command will exit with a non-zero exit code if any errors are detected.	Otherwise it will print the number of entries pro-
       cessed and the length of the longest entry.

       The presence of the hashed files is optional. They are not required for correct operation of or but will improve their performance on  sys-
       tems with moderate to large sized files.

       The data base is already up to date.
       If the specified file has been modified less recently than the hashed files.

       Database not created.
       When used with the -u option and the database does not already exist.

       passwdfile.dir Database filename

       passwdfile.pag Database filename

See Also
       getpwent(3), passwd(5), vipw(8)


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MKHOSTS(8)						      System Manager's Manual							MKHOSTS(8)

mkhosts - generate hashed host table SYNOPSIS
/usr/sbin/mkhosts [ -v ] hostfile DESCRIPTION
Mkhosts is used to generated the hashed host database used by one version of the library routines gethostbyaddr() and gethostbyname(). It is not used if host name translation is performed by named(8). If the -v option is supplied, each host will be listed as it is added. The file hostfile is usually /etc/hosts, and in any case must be in the format of /etc/hosts (see hosts(5)). Mkhosts will generate database files named hostfile.pag and hostfile.dir. The new database is build in a set of temporary files and only replaces the real database if the new one is built without errors. Mkhosts will exit with a non-zero exit code if any errors are detected. FILES
hostfile.pag - real database filenames hostfile.dir - temporary database filenames SEE ALSO
gethostbyname(3), gettable(8), hosts(5), htable(8), named(8) 4.3 Berkeley Distribution May 23, 1986 MKHOSTS(8)
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