vipw(8) -- Linux man page

 

NAME

vipw, vigr - edit the password or group files  

SYNOPSIS

vipw [-V] [--version]
vigr [-V] [--version]  

DESCRIPTION

Vipw edits the password file after setting the appropriate locks, and does any necessary processing after the password file is unlocked. If the password file is already locked for editing by another user, vipw will ask you to try again later. The default editor for vipw is vi(1).
Vigr edits the group file in the same manner as vipw.  

ENVIRONMENT

If the following environment variable exists it will be utilized by vipw

EDITOR
The editor specified by the string EDITOR will be invoked instead of the default editor vi(1).

 

SEE ALSO

passwd(1), vi(1), passwd(5)  

HISTORY

The vipw command appeared in BSD 4.0
The vigr command appeared in Util-Linux 2.6.