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Date:      	Sat, 11 Mar 1995 23:17:33 -0800 (PST)
From:      Tom Samplonius <tom@haven.uniserve.com>
To:        Michael Caughey <mcaughey@infi.net>
Cc:        questions@FreeBSD.org
Subject:   Re: Adding Users?
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSF.3.91.950311231443.17113A-100000@haven.uniserve.com>
In-Reply-To: <199503112306.SAA09530@larry.infi.net>

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On Sat, 11 Mar 1995, Michael Caughey wrote:

> I've been trying to adduser to my system.  I've had no luck.  So far I've
> added to both the /etc/passwd amd the /etc/master.passwd files.  I've been
> reading the instructions on how to set up a ftp site.  so I used in the

  /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.

Tom



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