PASSWD(V)                    9/10/73                    PASSWD(V)


     passwd - password file


     Passwd contains for each user the following information:

          name (login name, contains no upper case)

          encrypted password

          numerical user ID

          numerical group ID (for now, always 1)

          GCOS job number, box number, optional GCOS user-id

          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 GCOS field is

     used only when communicating with that system, and in  other

     installations  can  contain  any  desired information.  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 example,  to  map  numerical

     user ID's to names.




     login (I), crypt (III), passwd (I), group (V)