Subject: Re: pwdb busy
To: Wonko the Sane <>
From: Ted Lemon <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/24/1997 14:07:58
> you would only be changing a single line right?  this is your account info.

You could make a copy of /etc/master.passwd, make your changes,
extract a context diff, lock the password file, patch it with the
context diff, and then flame out if the patch fails.   However, this
would be a bit more hairy than I'd want a password updater to be.