vipw

VIPW(8)                      System Administration                     VIPW(8)



NAME
       vipw, vigr - edit the password or group file

SYNOPSIS
       vipw [options]
       vigr [options]

DESCRIPTION
       vipw edits the password file after setting the appropriate locks, and
       does any necessary processing after the password file is unlocked.  If
       the password file is already locked for editing by another user, vipw
       will ask you to try again later.  The default editor for vipw and vigr
       is vi(1).  vigr edits the group file in the same manner as vipw does
       the passwd file.

ENVIRONMENT
       If the following environment variable exists, it will be utilized by
       vipw and vigr:

       EDITOR The editor specified by the string EDITOR will be invoked
              instead of the default editor vi(1).

SEE ALSO
       vi(1), passwd(1), flock(2), passwd(5)

HISTORY
       The vipw command appeared in 4.0BSD.
       The vigr command appeared in Util-Linux 2.6.

AVAILABILITY
       The vigr and vipw commands are part of the util-linux package and are
       available from Linux Kernel Archive ⟨https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux
       /utils/util-linux/⟩.



util-linux                      September 2011                         VIPW(8)