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.\" $NetBSD: pw_lock.3,v 1.4 1998/02/05 18:52:30 perry Exp $
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.Dd December 15, 1995
.Dt PW_LOCK 3
.Nm pw_lock ,
.Nm pw_mkdb ,
.Nd passwd file update functions
.Fd #include <util.h>
.Fn pw_lock "int retries"
.Fn pw_lock ,
.Fn pw_mkdb ,
functions allow a program to update the system passwd database.
function attempts to lock the passwd database by creating the file
.Pa /etc/ptmp ,
and returns the file descriptor of that file. If
is greater than zero,
will try multiple times to open
.Pa /etc/ptmp ,
waiting one second between tries. In addition to being a lock file,
will also hold the contents of the new passwd file.
function updates the passwd file from the contents of
.Pa /etc/ptmp .
You should finish writing to and close the file descriptor returned by
.Fn pw_mkdb .
fails and you do not wish to retry, you should make sure to call
to clean up the lock file.
function aborts a passwd file update by deleting
.Pa /etc/ptmp .
The passwd database remains unchanged.
.Sh RETURN VALUES
functions return -1 if they are unable to complete properly.
.Bl -tag -width /etc/master.passwd -compact
.It Pa /etc/master.passwd
.It Pa /etc/ptmp
.Sh SEE ALSO
.Xr pw_init 3