sudo - vi - shells

Matthew Hannigan mlh at
Tue Aug 13 20:19:28 EDT 2002

On Tue, Aug 13, 2002 at 02:39:13PM -0600, Alan Neiman wrote:
> Has anyone ever figured out a way (with solaris) to disable the ! to
> shell command within vi??

Check the archives; I think the usual advice is to
run rvim.  But I'm not sure how safe that is.

There is also messages in the archive to come up
with a safe editing which doesn't edit as root at
all; it just copies back and forth to your own
privilege under sudo, and you edit the file as yourself.


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