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vipw(1B)	   SunOS/BSD Compatibility Package Commands	      vipw(1B)

NAME
       vipw - edit the password	file

SYNOPSIS
       /usr/ucb/vipw

DESCRIPTION
       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.

FILES
       /etc/ptmp

       /etc/shells

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

       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |      ATTRIBUTE	TYPE	     |	    ATTRIBUTE VALUE	   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |Availability		     |SUNWscpu			   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+

SEE ALSO
       passwd(1), vi(1), passwd(4), attributes(5)

SunOS 5.10			  14 Sep 1992			      vipw(1B)

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

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