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



Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> 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
> 
Also, if you have an editor you would rather use for editing,
instead of VI, you can set EDITOR to the editor of your choice. Both
vipw and vigr honor it.

Mikkel
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