Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 22294
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2018/07/17 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2001/8/30-31 [Computer/SW/Editors/Vi] UID:22294 Activity:very high
8/30    what is the best editor for motd entries?
        \_ ed
        \_ emacs.  It warns you if you try to save to the file or start
           editing it after someone else has modified it, so you won't
           overwrite someone else's posting.
           \_ vi does this as well.
        \_ motdedit. lets you use any editor you want.
              $EDITOR environment variable to whatever you want, and then
              use motdedit!
              \_ bzzt.. this would be the right answer if motd.public were
                 not world writable.  better rule of thumb.  If your editor
                 has to ask you to confirm (:w!,^X^Sy), then don't write it.
                 Learn to be polite, and play nice.  Then we won't need some
                 badly written perl script to baby us.  --scotsman
                 \_ Here's something I should have asked a long time ago.
                    What is the nice way to save edits to the motd when you
                    find you need to w! to write? My apologies if this is
                    in an obvious faq somewhere.
                    \_ :w filename   -- misha.
                 \_ motdedit places a lock on the motd.public file for
                    you; so use it.
                    \_ so does vi. --scotsman
                       \_ Your assessment on motdedit is not the best
                          solution becaue motd.public is world writable is
                          false.  I was just pointing that out.
                 \_ Assholes are always locking it after I grab it, so I have
                    no choice.
                    \_ Track them down and chastise them. --scotsman
                    \_ fstat is a powerful command!
                       \_ people who use emacs don't show up in fstat
                          \_ they should use vi then.
                             \_ no, they should use 'diff'.
        \_ pico.
2018/07/17 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

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