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cppw: copy with locking the given file to the password or group file

NAME

cppw, cpgr - copy with locking the given file to the password or group file

SYNOPSIS

cppw [-h] [-s] password_file
cpgr [-h] [-s] group_file

DESCRIPTION

cppw and cpgr will copy, with locking, the given file to /etc/passwd and /etc/group, respectively. With the -s flag, they will copy the shadow versions of those files, /etc/shadow and /etc/gshadow, respectively.

With the -h flag, the commands display a short help message and exit silently.

AUTHOR

cppw and cpgr were written by Stephen Frost, based on vipw and vigr written by Guy Maor.

SEE ALSO

vipw(8), vigr(8), group(5), passwd(5), shadow(5), gshadow(5)