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NAME

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

SYNOPSIS

vipw [options]
vigr [options]
 

DESCRIPTION

The vipw and vigr commands edits 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(1).  

OPTIONS

The options which apply to the vipw and vigr commands are:

-g, --group

Edit group database.

-h, --help

Display help message and exit.

-p, --passwd

Edit passwd database.

-q, --quiet

Quiet mode.

-s, --shadow

Edit shadow or gshadow database.
 

FILES

/etc/group

Group account information.

/etc/gshadow

Secure group account information.

/etc/passwd

User account information.

/etc/shadow

Secure user account information.
 

SEE ALSO

vi(1), group(5), gshadow(5) passwd(5), shadow(5).


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
FILES
SEE ALSO

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Time: 15:28:11 GMT, June 11, 2010

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