How to move vi to /bin

Chris Rees utisoft at
Thu May 14 16:53:47 UTC 2009

2009/5/14 Chad Perrin <perrin at>:
> 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.

People don't seem to understand that toor and root are equivalent. Or
their muscle memory says 'root'!

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