Subject: Re: pwdb busy
To: Ted Lemon <>
From: Wonko the Sane <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/24/1997 17:15:04
Ted Lemon drunkenly mumbled...
> 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.

ick, that's nasty.  that's not the sort of stuff i want going on just because
my users want to update their fn info.


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