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Make vipw error message less cryptic

Authored by pstef on Jun 20 2020, 1:10 AM.



Unable to find an editor, vipw would give this error:

# env EDITOR=fnord vipw
vipw: pw_edit(): No such file or directory

vigr or crontab do better:

# env EDITOR=fnord crontab -e
crontab: no crontab for root - using an empty one
crontab: fnord: No such file or directory
crontab: "fnord" exited with status 1

After this change, vipw behaves more like vigr or crontab:

# env EDITOR=fnord vipw
vipw: fnord: No such file or directory
vipw: "fnord" exited with status 1

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pstef requested review of this revision.Jun 20 2020, 1:10 AM
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Seems reasonable.

This revision is now accepted and ready to land.Jun 20 2020, 1:18 AM
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this seems slightly unusual, typical would be err(1, "setgid"); I think

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