vipw(8) -- Linux man page
NAMEvipw, vigr - edit the password or group files
SYNOPSISvipw [-V] [--version]
vigr [-V] [--version]
DESCRIPTIONVipw 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.
ENVIRONMENTIf the following environment variable exists it will be utilized by vipw
- The editor specified by the string EDITOR will be invoked instead of the default editor vi(1).
SEE ALSOpasswd(1), vi(1), passwd(5)
HISTORYThe vipw command appeared in BSD 4.0
The vigr command appeared in Util-Linux 2.6.