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



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,  respec-
       tively.   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
       group(5), passwd(5), shadow(5)



                                  26 Sep 1997                          VIPW(8)