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VIPW

Section: Maintenance Commands (8)
Updated: 26 Sep 1997
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NAME

vipw, vigr - edit the password, group, shadow-password, or shadow-group file.  

SYNOPSIS

vipw [-s]
vigr [-s]  

DESCRIPTION

vipw and vigr will edit the files /etc/passwd and /etc/group, respectively. With the -s flag, they will edit the shadow versions of those files, /etc/shadow and /etc/gshadow, respectively. The programs will set the appropriate locks to prevent file corruption.

When looking for an editor, the programs will first try the environment variable VISUAL, then the environment variable EDITOR, and finally the default editor, vi.  

SEE ALSO

passwd(5), group(5), shadow(5)


 

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