On Sat, Aug 22, 1998 at 11:06:29AM -0500, Nathan E Norman wrote: > On Sat, 22 Aug 1998, Stephen J. Carpenter wrote: > > : 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 hate to call you uninformed, but RTFM `man vipw' :) vipw respects the > VISUAL and EDITOR environment variables, so you may edit the passwd file > with emacs if you want to. I um oops..um... I stand corrected :) But your right I was uninformed...but... when I looked into it a while back I didn't notice that Maybe it needs a name thats more friendly and doesn't inspire "editor Prejudice" :) -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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