[sudo-users] Sudo and vi and syntax coloring

Todd C. Miller Todd.Miller at courtesan.com
Mon Jun 28 11:46:13 EDT 2004

My guess is that vim is not reading your personal .exrc (or whatever
vim uses) since the uid doesn't match what you are running but
doesn't use root's since the HOME environment points to your homedir,
not root's.

Try using "sudo -H vi test.txt" and see if that changes things.

 - todd

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