master.passwd out of sync

MJ mafsys1234 at
Tue Sep 3 11:50:53 UTC 2019

On 3/09/2019 9:26 pm, Jonathan McKeown wrote:
> On Tue, 3 Sep 2019 at 12:01, MJ <mafsys1234 at> wrote:
>> Hi Albert,
>> On 3/09/2019 6:56 pm, Albert Shih wrote:
>>> Hi everyone,
> [snip]
>>> […] I try to create a account with pw and sometime I got the
>>> message
>>>     pw: user '*******' disappeared during update
> .[snip]
>> If I'm understanding you correctly, you want to know what rebuilds the master.passwd under "normal" circumstances?
>> That would be vipw(8).
> -
> No, it really wouldn't. The OP specified that he's using pw(8) which
> also manages the password databases (or should, hence the question).
> vipw(8) is a different tool altogether., and of the two I'd always
> recommend pw(8).

Horses for courses.

Let me see, last time I had this issue using vipw? Ah, zero.

(Oh and I'm real outrageous, I edit /etc/group manually!)


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