Subject: Re: pease help
To: None <>
From: Michael Ritzert <>
List: port-sparc
Date: 01/13/1997 09:29:43
   cc: port-sparc@NetBSD.ORG,
   From: matthew green <>
   Date: Sun, 05 Jan 1997 09:38:53 +1100
   Sender: port-sparc-owner@NetBSD.ORG
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      locking and crash recovery and such - is to use vipw(8).  (Hasn't vipw
      been the recommended way to edit the passwd file since clear back in
      the V7 days?  Why would anyone edit it directly?)

   one reason may be that it's only part of the ucb compatibility stuff
   in SVR4.  i find that most stuff in /usr/ucb is pretty broken under
   SVR4 so most people avoid it.  they have to edit both the passwd and
   shadow.  heh.  heh.

You may take the tools from a linux distribution.