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MAN page from OpenSuSE shadow-4.6-lp151.2.3.2.x86_64.rpm

VIPW

Section: System Management Commands (8)
Updated: 04/29/2018
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NAME

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

SYNOPSIS

vipw [options]
vigr [options]
 

DESCRIPTION

Thevipwandvigrcommands edits the files/etc/passwdand/etc/group, respectively. With the-sflag, they will edit the shadow versions of those files,/etc/shadowand/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 thevipwandvigrcommands are:

-g, --group

Edit group database.

-h, --help

Display help message and exit.

-p, --passwd

Edit passwd database.

-q, --quiet

Quiet mode.

-R, --root CHROOT_DIR

Apply changes in theCHROOT_DIRdirectory and use the configuration files from theCHROOT_DIRdirectory.

-s, --shadow

Edit shadow or gshadow database.
 

ENVIRONMENT

VISUAL

Editor to be used.

EDITOR

Editor to be used ifVISUALis not set.
 

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
ENVIRONMENT
FILES
SEE ALSO

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