slow system startup; recovering vi sessions

Eric Schuele e.schuele at
Wed Jun 7 16:10:21 UTC 2006

dharam paul wrote:
> Hello,
> My freebsd 5.4 is taking about 5-7 minutes to
> start/restart because it tries to recover the crashed
> vi sessions. 
> Is there a way to bring it out of this cycle of
> recovery so that the system boots faster.
> Thanks & Regars
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from the man page...

  -r     Recover the specified files, or, if no files are specified, list
         the  files  that could be recovered.  If no recoverable files by
         the specified name exist, the file is edited as if the -r option
         had not been specified.

After booting... login and type 'edit -r'.  and then 'edit -r <filename>'

  - or -

Not 100% on this.... so use at your own risk...
Have you tried clearing out /vat/tmp/vi.recover ?


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