Re: Shadow file permissions
On Sat, 22 Aug 1998, Stephen J. Carpenter wrote:
: On Fri, Aug 21, 1998 at 09:18:59PM -0700, Guy Maor wrote:
: > "Stephen J. Carpenter" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
: > > And I have not run Xadmin either (tho personally I don't see
: > > the problem with it modifing the files...it is an admin tool
: > > afterall...noone complains about vi being able to edit the
: > > files...but I didn't get into that argument when I saw it...
: > > not interesed in it now :) )
: > You shouldn't use vi to edit the passwd files either. Use vipw so
: > that there is proper
: I hate to start the "Your Editor Sucks Holy War" but...
: I personally will not EVER use vipw....why?
: because it is based on vi and I hate vi.
I hate to call you uninformed, but RTFM `man vipw' :) vipw respects the
VISUAL and EDITOR environment variables, so you may edit the passwd file
with emacs if you want to.
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