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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.


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