> 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?
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> 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
fsck -p /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
> 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,
> Personally, I moved a binary of e3 (ports/editors/e3) into
> /bin and created the following:
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> cat /bin/ee
> --- so I wouldn't have to deal with ed(1) if stuck in
> Kevin Kinsey
> Then there was the Formosan bartender named Taiwan-On.
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