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Re: F9: Manually editing passwd/group files causes rebooting to freeze up after udev....



On Sun, 2008-10-26 at 14:16 -0700, Dan Thurman wrote:
> Timothy Murphy wrote:
> > Dan Thurman wrote:
> >
> >   
> >> I was manually changing the /etc/passwd and /etc/group
> >> file since my users were incorrectly assigned UID/GIDs,
> >> I manually corrected the UID/GID in /home for each user,
> >> rebooted and noticed that I would get a hang just after
> >> udev.
> >>     
> >
> > Aren't we meant to use vipw and vigr to edit these files?
> > On editing from vigr one is asked to run "vigr -s"
> > to edit the shadow file.
> >
> >   
> Interesting!  I had NO IDEA if this is the case, being a user of
> older Unix systems.  Thanks for the tip, I'll know better now!

IIRC vipw dates back to (at least) 4.0bsd, over 25 years ago.

poc


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