Manual page for VIPW(8)
vipw - edit the password file
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
editor will be used unless the environment variable
indicates an alternate editor.
performs a number of consistency checks on the password entry for
and will not allow a password file with a ``mangled'' root entry
to be installed. It also checks the
file to verify the login shell for root.
Created by unroff & hp-tools.
© by Hans-Peter Bischof. All Rights Reserved (1997).
Last modified 21/April/97