VIPW(1B) BSD Compatibility Package Commands VIPW(1B)


NAME


vipw - edit the password file

SYNOPSIS


/usr/ucb/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(1) editor will be used unless the environment variable
VISUAL or 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. It also checks the /etc/shells file to verify the login
shell for root.

FILES


/etc/ptmp


/etc/shells


SEE ALSO


passwd(1), vi(1), passwd(4), attributes(5)


September 14, 1992 VIPW(1B)