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Re: passwd file is locked

you may have an extra line in the passwd file. I have seen this happen on other machines.
also your best bet, if you have to modify the passwd file is to use vipw. but im sure you probably already knew that..
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2001 6:01 PM
Subject: passwd file is locked

There is probably an easy answer for this -- but I don't know it.
I was operating remotely, changing a password for a user and got the message: segmentation fault. I went to the server and looked over the files and the processes and found nothing. So, I ran the passwd program again and this time I got: passwd is locked. Try again later.
So what's the deal?
Thanks in advance.

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