Subject: Re: pwdb busy
To: Ted Lemon <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/24/1997 17:34:33
Ted Lemon writes:
> > 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.

I think its a lot easier than that, Ted. :)