On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 01:51:03PM -0700, William O. Yates wrote:
> [sent the below message thru the freebsd-security list with no
> answers, hope for more from freebsd-questions]
> Recently started using vi macros.
Show us the macro.
> When attempting to use one which accessed the external shell, got
> the following message:
> "The ! command is not supported when the secure edit option is set."
External commands work for me. Sure your vi isn't aliased? When
doesn't it work? As root or ordinary user or both?
What's your secure level?:
$ sysctl -a | grep secure
$ whereis vi
$ uname -a
> When attempting to ":set nosecure" got:
> "set: the secure option may not be turned off."
> When attempting to "set nosecure" in my .exrc file, got:
> set nonumber .exrc, 44: set: the secure option may not be turned off
> .exrc, 44: Ex command failed: pending commands discarded
> Looking through all the man pages, vi references, tutorials, and the
> the oreilly vi "bible", can't find anything...
> Is "set secure" a compiled in setting?
> >From FreeBSD vi man page:
> -S Run with the secure edit option set, disallowing all
> access to external programs. and secure [off] Turns off all
> access to external programs.
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