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pwconv(1M)		System Administration Commands		    pwconv(1M)

NAME
       pwconv  -  installs  and	 updates  /etc/shadow  with  information  from
       /etc/passwd

SYNOPSIS
       pwconv

DESCRIPTION
       The pwconv command creates and  updates	/etc/shadow  with  information
       from /etc/passwd.

       pwconv  relies  on  a  special  value  of  'x' in the password field of
       /etc/passwd. This value of 'x' indicates	that the password for the user
       is already in /etc/shadow and should not	be modified.

       If  the	/etc/shadow  file  does	 not  exist,  this command will	create
       /etc/shadow with	information from /etc/passwd.  The  command  populates
       /etc/shadow  with  the  user's login name, password, and	password aging
       information.  If	 password  aging  information  does   not   exist   in
       /etc/passwd  for	a given	user, none will	be added to  /etc/shadow. How-
       ever, the last changed information will always be updated.

       If the  /etc/shadow file	does exist, the	following tasks	will  be  per-
       formed:

		Entries	 that  are  in	the   /etc/passwd  file	and not	in the
		/etc/shadow file will be added to the /etc/shadow file.

		Entries	that are in the	  /etc/shadow  file  and  not  in  the
		/etc/passwd file will be removed from /etc/shadow.

		Password  attributes (for example, password and	aging informa-
		tion)  that exist in an	/etc/passwd entry will be moved	to the
		corresponding entry in	/etc/shadow.

       The pwconv command can only be used by the super-user.

FILES
       /etc/opasswd

       /etc/oshadow

       /etc/passwd

       /etc/shadow

ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |      ATTRIBUTE	TYPE	     |	    ATTRIBUTE VALUE	   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |Availability		     |SUNWcsu			   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+

SEE ALSO
       passwd(1), passmgmt(1M),	usermod(1M), passwd(4),	attributes(5)

DIAGNOSTICS
       pwconv exits with one of	the following values:

       0	SUCCESS.

       1	Permission denied.

       2	Invalid	command	syntax.

       3	Unexpected failure.  Conversion	not done.

       4	Unexpected failure.  Password file(s) missing.

       5	Password file(s) busy.	Try again later.

       6	Bad entry in /etc/shadow file.

SunOS 5.10			  9 Mar	1993			    pwconv(1M)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | FILES | ATTRIBUTES | SEE ALSO | DIAGNOSTICS

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