> > Jerry McAllister wrote: > > Hi, > > > >> if i enter single user mode it dasen't seem to recognize many commands: > >> starrtx, ee, pico, emacs etc so i cannot change my /etc/fstab in case this > >> is the problem. > > > > Yes. Generally none of those extra things are availiable in single user. > > Single user is minimal and does not have services started nor anything > > but root mounted and root is mounted in a special non-write way. > > > > You need to learn enough 'vi' editor to fix problems in these types > > of situations because generally vi will be available even when the > > others are not usable. > > Whoops! Are you sure about that last statement? > > [EMAIL PROTECTED] > whereis vi > vi: /usr/bin/vi /usr/share/man/man1/vi.1.gz /usr/src/usr.bin/vi
Yup. It is in /usr/bin I guess, I am so used to putting a copy of vi in /bin shortly after installing a new system that I assume it is always there. Anyway, in this poster's situation it should be possible to also do: fsck -p /usr mount /usr in addition to the other things mentioned and then 'vi' and some of the others would be available - but not things that need services running. ////jerry > > So, in single-user without /usr mounted, how is he > going to run vi(1)? And if /usr *is* mounted, you can > call pico, emacs, whatever, (even vi) provided $PATH > is established or you care to call 'em directly. > > I hereby admit to being a vi wimp. I did memorize 'q:!', > for obvious reasons; and, this isn't about an editor war, > either. > > Personally, I moved a binary of e3 (ports/editors/e3) into > /bin and created the following: > > [EMAIL PROTECTED]/bin] > cat /bin/ee > #!/bin/sh > > /bin/e3pi > > --- so I wouldn't have to deal with ed(1) if stuck in > single-user. > > Kevin Kinsey > > -- > Then there was the Formosan bartender named Taiwan-On. > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"