Editor With NO Shell Access?

Frank Shute frank at shute.org.uk
Tue Mar 13 03:00:36 UTC 2012

On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 03:20:57PM -0500, Tim Daneliuk wrote:
> 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.

Have you tried restricted vim?

$ vim -Z

:help restricted




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