Friday, September 25, 2009

edit master.passwd

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Etc/master.passwd is the master password file on FreeBSD. Its Linux equivalent is the shadow password file. Don't ever edit master.passwd directly. Use vipw, which calls the default editor (likely ee or vi) but checks for any format mistakes before allowing a save. As with Linux, /etc/passwd will have any public information such as shell info and so on.

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