Skip site navigation (1)Skip section navigation (2)
Date:      	Sun, 12 Mar 1995 09:17:54 -0800 (PST)
From:      Tom Samplonius <tom@haven.uniserve.com>
To:        James Robinson <james@hermes.cybernetics.net>
Cc:        mcaughey@infi.net, questions@FreeBSD.org
Subject:   Re: Adding Users?
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSF.3.91.950312091539.20202A-100000@haven.uniserve.com>
In-Reply-To: <199503121708.MAA01135@hermes.cybernetics.net>

Next in thread | Previous in thread | Raw E-Mail | Index | Archive | Help

On Sun, 12 Mar 1995, James Robinson wrote:

> >   /etc/passwd is useless.  It exists only for compatibility reasons.  
> > /etc/master.passwd contains the real info, but is only used to rebuild the
> > binary database.  So use vipw to edit the password file.  This will lock
> > all the necessary files, and do a proper rebuild of the databases after 
> > editing.
> > 
> 
> Well, isn't useless a bit harsh of a term? /etc/passwd is still read for things
> like "finger", "ls -l", "chown", etc...

  I believe that ls, etc use /etc/pwd.db not /etc/passwd.

Tom



Want to link to this message? Use this URL: <http://docs.FreeBSD.org/cgi/mid.cgi?Pine.BSF.3.91.950312091539.20202A-100000>