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VIPW


Section: System Management Commands (8)
Updated: 07/24/2009
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NAME

vipw, vigr – edit the password, group, shadow-password or shadow-group file
 

SYNOPSIS



vipw [options]

vigr [options]

 

DESCRIPTION

The
vipw
and
vigr
commands edits the files
/etc/passwd
and
/etc/group, respectively. 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(1).
 

OPTIONS

The options which apply to the
vipw
and
vigr
commands are:

-g, –group


Edit group database.

-h, –help


Display help message and exit.

-p, –passwd


Edit passwd database.

-q, –quiet


Quiet mode.

-s, –shadow


Edit shadow or gshadow database.

 

FILES

/etc/group


Group account information.

/etc/gshadow


Secure group account information.

/etc/passwd


User account information.

/etc/shadow


Secure user account information.

 

SEE ALSO


vi(1),
group(5),
gshadow(5)
passwd(5),
shadow(5).



 

Index



NAME

SYNOPSIS

DESCRIPTION

OPTIONS

FILES

SEE ALSO



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