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Emergency Editors (was Stabble Tag move)

From: Bill Hacker <wbh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2005 20:17:04 +0800

Gabriel Ambuehl wrote:

Hi Michel Talon,
you wrote.

MT> Note that in both cases a .termcap.db is first called in user's home, MT> so the presence of a copy of termcap.db in /root would solve the problem, MT> perhaps a reduced copy, with just the console termcap.

If it's statically linked, how about integrating a fall back config
right into the binary? Far and by large, just about anything should do
lowest common denominator I'd say...

We're way OT by now...

What is needed is a better simple  'emergency' (single-user mode)
editor than an 'ed'  - which is for *real* emergencies,
or an over-qualified vi you can't even invoke.

One that doesn't have the '*N*X disease' of needing libs and
tools and db's scattered all over /dev/hades and half of Texas.

- At the very least they fail to find /usr/libexec/ld-elf.so.1

What is needed should be self-contained. One binary, full stop.

Nothing at all fancy. Text-mode, no frills. Nothing fancier than
block moves, search and replace.

That's all you need to get out of a jam.


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