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I have an /etc/security/user file on AIX and I have a stanza that looks like this:

expires = 0912154623
account_locked = false

expires = 0116202437
account_locked = false

Which of the values takes precedence in this case? This is an error in the SA's part, but I'm curious how AIX handles this.

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It reads the first one and stops, or at least it used to in AIX 5.3.

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Yep - confirmed – Rory Alsop Jul 5 '11 at 11:19

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