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Re: #4009: /bin/edit causes error after ae removed (fwd)

On 4 Feb 1998, Guy Maor wrote:

> Dale Scheetz <dwarf@polaris.net> writes:
> > Although this isn't what this report is about, it may be a good idea to
> > move /usr/bin/editor to /bin/editor so that rescue editing is possible in
> > single user mode, or before /user is mounted.
> Surely someone knowledgable enough to bring their system down to
> single or emergency mode isn't going to be running that editor script?

I wasn't talking about the /bin/edit script. I was talking about the
update-alternatives symlink that all editors use now as per policy. The
update-alternatives link is currently in /usr/bin/editor which will cause
problems in rescue modes.

> The script was put there to guide naive users.
The script is out of date and should be removed.


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