vipw



VIPW(8)                   BSD System Manager’s Manual                  VIPW(8)


NAME

     vipw, vigr - edit the password or group files


SYNOPSIS

     vipw [-V] [--version]
     vigr [-V] [--version]


DESCRIPTION

     Vipw edits the password file after setting the appropriate locks, and
     does any necessary processing after the password file is unlocked.  If
     the password file is already locked for editing by another user, vipw
     will ask you to try again later. The default editor for vipw is vi(1).
     Vigr edits the group file in the same manner as vipw.


ENVIRONMENT

     If the following environment variable exists it will be utilized by vipw:

     EDITOR  The editor specified by the string EDITOR will be invoked instead
             of the default editor vi(1).


SEE ALSO

     passwd(1), vi(1), passwd(5)


HISTORY

     The vipw command appeared in 4.0BSD.
     The vigr command appeared in Util-Linux 2.6.

Util-Linux 2.6                    7 July 1996                   Util-Linux 2.6

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