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



NAME
       vipw - edit the password file

SYNOPSIS
       vipw

DESCRIPTION
       Vipw  edits  the password file while setting the appropriate locks, and
       does any necessary processing after the password file is unlocked.   If
       the password file is already being edited, then you will be told to try
       again later.  The vi editor will be used unless the  environment  vari-
       able  EDITOR  indicates an alternate editor.  Vipw performs a number of
       consistency checks on the password entry for root, and will not allow a
       password file with a ``mangled'' root entry to be installed.

SEE ALSO
       chfn(1), chsh(1), passwd(1), passwd(5), adduser(8)

FILES
       /etc/ptmp



4th Berkeley Distribution         4 July 1983                          VIPW(8)