Editor With NO Shell Access?

Tim Daneliuk tundra at tundraware.com
Mon Mar 12 20:21:06 UTC 2012

On 03/12/2012 03:13 PM, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 02:19:06PM -0500, Tim Daneliuk wrote:
>> I have a situation where I need to provide people with the ability to edit
>> files.  However, under no circumstances do I want them to be able to exit
>> to the shell.   The client in question has strong (and unyielding) InfoSec
>> requirements in this regard.
>> So ... are there editors without this feature?  Can I compile something like
>> joe or vi to inhibit this feature?
> man vi (see "-S")

It turns out you can still work around this if your know the trick.
I am still researching this, but restricted vi appears to be compromised.

Tim Daneliuk     tundra at tundraware.com
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