Brendan McAlpine wrote:
A few lines down there is some weirdness. At the end of a password entry there is a ^ symbol and then there is a blank line.
Just to be sure, can I just delete the extra symbol and the blank line and see what happens? Or is there any backup steps that I need to take here?
make a copy of the vpasswd file and then edit it and remove the weirdness. Then try your vpasswd program. Bet it works.