Subject: Re: pwd_mkdb - Lets do this differently!
To: Stephen M Jones <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 08/08/2001 15:10:08
On Wed, 8 Aug 2001, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:

> On Wed, 8 Aug 2001, Stephen M Jones wrote:
> > to move about 10,000 user accounts and found that the BSD pwd.db/spwd.db
> > concepts were really not practical with a frequently frobbed passwd file.

Look at

And also see PR 7366 patch at
  "FreeBSD 2.2.8's pwd_mkdb(8) has -u option, which update only one user's
  DB recored.  This imporve perforemanse under many users in the passwd
  file.  I ported this option into NetBSD current, borrows codes from

   Jeremy C. Reed