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pwupdate - updates passwd and shadow NIS map

PWUPDATE(8) Linux Reference Manual PWUPDATE(8)

NAME

pwupdate - updates passwd and shadow NIS map

SYNOPSIS

/usr/lib/yp/pwupdate [ shadow ]

DESCRIPTION

pwupdate is invoked by rpc.yppasswdd(8) after changing the password and it should update the passwd and shadow NIS map. Never run it by hand.

OPTIONS

shadow
Normally, only the passwd map will be updated. With this option, pwupdate will update the shadow map, too.

FILES

/etc/passwd
/etc/shadow

SEE ALSO

rpc.yppasswdd(8), ypserv(8)

AUTHOR

Olaf Kirch <okir@monad.swb.de>,
 
Thorsten Kukuk <kukuk@suse.de>
Jan 1998 NYS YP Server