DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2005-03
Re: Emergency Editors (was Stabble Tag move)
On Mar 14, 2005, at 1:17 PM, Bill Hacker wrote:
Gabriel Ambuehl wrote:
Hi Michel Talon,
MT> Note that in both cases a .termcap.db is first called in user's
MT> so the presence of a copy of termcap.db in /root would solve the
MT> perhaps a reduced copy, with just the console termcap.
If it's statically linked, how about integrating a fall back config
right into the binary? Far and by large, just about anything should do
lowest common denominator I'd say...
We're way OT by now...
What is needed is a better simple 'emergency' (single-user mode)
editor than an 'ed' - which is for *real* emergencies,
or an over-qualified vi you can't even invoke.
One that doesn't have the '*N*X disease' of needing libs and
tools and db's scattered all over /dev/hades and half of Texas.
- At the very least they fail to find /usr/libexec/ld-elf.so.1
What is needed should be self-contained. One binary, full stop.
Nothing at all fancy. Text-mode, no frills. Nothing fancier than
block moves, search and replace.
That's all you need to get out of a jam.
That was what I was asking for, but I didn't use enough words ;-)
Your description is perfect.