Subject: Re: pease help
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Michael Ritzert <email@example.com>
Date: 01/13/1997 09:29:43
cc: port-sparc@NetBSD.ORG, firstname.lastname@example.org
From: matthew green <email@example.com>
Date: Sun, 05 Jan 1997 09:38:53 +1100
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.