Manish Jain wrote: > Mel Flynn wrote: >> On Wednesday 13 May 2009 09:21:46 manish jain wrote: >> >>> I want to move vi to /bin so that I have an editor available in >>> single-user mode. [snip] > > From all the discussion I have walked through on the issue of where to > place vi, it does appear FreeBSD has a skewed policy on the issue. There > are plenty of reasons you might need access an editor in single-user > mode - editing fstab is just one. Having to use the workarounds > suggested in place of vi is not so good, and manually moving vi to /bin > is not simply a matter of 'mv /usr/bin/vi /bin/'. > > One of the things I would dearly like to see in a future release is vi > being placed under /bin. >
Why not just simply type /rescue/vi at the prompt? It'll function in single user mode and allow for things like editing fstab, etc. So simple, why complicate matters... -Mike _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"