Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 423541
how can i force editing of the shadow password file?
Last modified: 2008-05-13 09:32:18 EDT
I, due to another problem, needed to edit the shadow password file; but vipw on
its own without edits won't touch it.
Can at least an option be added to let me do this.
(oh, and what does the -V option do? the man page mentions it but doesn't
The -V option is synonym of --version.
vipw(8) asks for shadow password file after you make a change to the standard
/etc/passwd. Or do you need to edit only /etc/shadow?
(Note, I won't to add any new option to vipw(1) from util-linux-ng. This command
is deprecated in favor of vipw from shadow-utils in Fedora 9.)
I only need to edit the shadow password file.
Andrew, I'm sorry I won't add any new option. You can edit shadow right after
you quit passwd by ":wq". If you are not OK with this, feel free to open
discussion on firstname.lastname@example.org