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Old 10-11-2003, 02:06 AM   #1
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Lock file


I found the below problem in the RH system , when one user is changing the password by the command "passwd " , the another can't change the password at the same time , because it will first first locks /etc/.pwd.lock to prevent concurrent updates
the file /etc/passwd , I tried to change the mode of .pwd.lock to 777 , it still can't allow the another to login at the same time , can I disable the lock password file function ? if not can suggest what I can do except remove the file ? thx.
 
Old 10-11-2003, 02:11 AM   #2
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It's locked to preserve the sanity of the file. I wouldn't recommend chmod on it at all, if it even works. you probably can not modify the file in two or more instances simultaneously
 
  


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