passwd_export(1m)passwd_export(1m)NAMEpasswd_export - Creates local password and group files
SYNOPSISpasswd_export [-d dir_name] [-m max_entries] [-h[elp]] [-n] [-s] [-v]
The name of the directory to store the password, group, and organiza‐
tion files created by passwd_export. If you do not enter a directory
name, the files are stored in the /etc directory. Display help infor‐
mation. Ignore passwd_override and group_override file entries. With‐
out this option, passwd_export applies the override entries from both
files to the local password and group files it creates. The maximum
number of entries that can be stored in the local files. Sort the
local password and group file entries by UNIX number. If you do not
specify this option, the entries are in order as they are retrieved
from the registry. Run in verbose mode. Do not create entries for
users with OMIT as their encrypted password in the passwd_override and
group_override files. See the passwd_override and group_override ref‐
erence pages for further details about omitting users.
The dceshared/bin/passwd_export command creates local password and
group files from registry data. These files are used when the network
registry is unavailable and by programs that use the original UNIX
passwd and group interfaces instead of the DCE interfaces. Use
passwd_export to keep these local files consistent with the registry
When passwd_export runs, it makes backup copies of the current password
and group files, if they exist. The files are named, respectively,
passwd.bak and group.bak.
By default, the backups are stored and the new files created in the
/etc directory. You can override the default by supplying a directory
name with the -d option.
The passwd_export command is commonly run with an entry in
/usr/lib/crontab. For example, to update the files every hour, the
entry is 0 * * * * dceshared/bin/passwd_export In large network envi‐
ronments, it is a good idea to stagger the times passwd_export is run.
Files: group(5), passwd(5), passwd_override(5), group_override(5)passwd_export(1m)