Subject: Re: vipw creating homes
To: Emmanuel Dreyfus <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 03/06/2001 15:30:36 (Emmanuel Dreyfus) writes:
> > vipw, as far as I can tell, currently doesn't take any options and
> > further doesn't even attempt to provide any of the functionality you
> > describe, or anything related to it.
> There is a -d option which is not documented...

I was looking at 1.5.  Indeed, in -current it seems to support a '-d'
argument... to specify the location of the password file/db.


* vipw doesn't provide anything even related to the functionality you

* it's not clear that the functionality you desire is even generally
desirable, and

* there are other tools which do somewhat similar things, and if a
(limited) version of what you're suggesting belongs anywhere, it
belongs there.