On Mon, Feb 03, 2003 at 01:01:30PM -0600, Kirk R. Wythers wrote:
> I'm trying to create a .bashrc file with vi in my home directroy. I'm
> gettting the error:
> su-2.05b$ vi .bashrc
> ex/vi: Error: Unable to create temporary file: Permission denied
> su-2.05b$
> I am working on configuring a newly set up 5.0-RELEASE box. Permissions
> must be messed up somewhere. I can't believe that I neet to be root in
> order to create a . file.

Check your permissions on /var/tmp. It should be:

    drwxrwxrwt   3 root  wheel  512 Feb  3 21:48 .

Jonathan Chen <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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