On Fri, Aug 21, 1998 at 09:18:59PM -0700, Guy Maor wrote: > "Stephen J. Carpenter" <email@example.com> writes: > > > And I have not run Xadmin either (tho personally I don't see > > the problem with it modifing the files...it is an admin tool > > afterall...noone complains about vi being able to edit the > > files...but I didn't get into that argument when I saw it... > > not interesed in it now :) ) > > You shouldn't use vi to edit the passwd files either. Use vipw so > that there is proper I hate to start the "Your Editor Sucks Holy War" but... I personally will not EVER use vipw....why? because it is based on vi and I hate vi. I know MANY people live vi...and for those that liek it, it is a FINE editor....but _I_ do NOT like it. ALso...I have TRIED to learn to use vi but...I seem incapable. when in vi I am just as likely to give up in disgust as to actually edit a file.... and I tried vipw once...it is no better besides...I tend to think that unless you have a huge multi-admin system, vipw is a bit more paranoid than you really need to be. I am the only one with root acess on my machine...noone edits passwd but me. Hell I can't even remember the last time I even HAD to edit passwd by hand :) -Steve -- /* -- Stephen Carpenter <firstname.lastname@example.org> --- <email@example.com>------------ */ E-mail "Bumper Stickers": "A FREE America or a Drug-Free America: You can't have both!" "honk if you Love Linux"
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