PASSWD (V)                  12/11/72                   PASSWD (V)

NAME            passwd  --  password file

DESCRIPTION     passwd contains for each user the following in-


                   name (login name, contains no upper case)

                   encrypted password

                   numerical user ID

                   GCOS job number and box number

                   initial working directory

                   program to use as Shell

                This is an ASCII file.  Each field within each

                user's entry is separated from the next by a

                colon.  The job and box numbers are separated by

                a comma.  Each user is separated from the next by

                a new-line.  If the password field is null, no

                password is demanded; if the Shell field is null,

                the Shell itself is used.

                This file resides in directory /etc.  Because of

                the encrypted passwords, it can and does have

                general read permission and can be used, for ex-

                ample, to map numerical user ID's to names.

SEE ALSO        login(I), crypt(III), passwd(I)