How to move vi to /bin

Chad Perrin perrin at
Thu May 14 16:07:53 UTC 2009

On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 11:38:30AM +0100, Chris Rees wrote:
> 2009/5/13 Mel Flynn <mel.flynn+fbsd.questions at>:
> > On Wednesday 13 May 2009 11:34:43 Michael Powell wrote:
> >
> >> Kind of like how those coming over from a
> >> Linux environment all seem to want to change root's shell to bash, it
> >> serves no purpose except foot-shooting.
> >
> > - csh cannot redirect stderr seperately from stdout
> > - on pipes the exit status from the first command is the exit status of the
> > total command
> > - will not expand matches without a user provided part, for *every* component
> > of a path
> >
> > There's plenty of reasons not to use csh and if you know what you're doing,
> > BSD lets you. And no, I don't want to type exec zsh when I'm finally logged
> > into the box that has a load of 100+.
> I think the problem with that is he meant changing the root shell to
> /usr/local/bin/bash. You're better off using /bin/sh if you want a
> Bourne-type shell, or using toor with /usr/local/bin/bash.

I've never understood the resistance to just use toor instead of root if
one wants a nonstandard administrative shell.

Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: ]
Quoth Anonymous: "It is easier to measure something than to understand
what you have measured."
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