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.Dd November 18, 2005
.Dt VIFS 8
.Os
.Sh NAME
.Nm vifs
.Nd safely edit fstab
.Sh SYNOPSIS
.Nm vifs
.Sh DESCRIPTION
The
.Nm vifs
utility simply locks the fstab file before invoking an editor on it.
This is important to facilitate the modification of fstab by automated tools
and system management software.
.Pp
Always use
.Nm vifs
to edit fstab, instead of invoking an editor directly.
.Sh SEE ALSO
.Xr vi 1 ,
.Xr fstab 5
.Sh HISTORY
The
.Nm vifs
utility originates from Mac OSX 10.5.