vipw - edit the password file
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.
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attri-
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
| Availability | SUNWscpu |
passwd(1), vi(1), passwd(4), attributes(5)
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