Subject: bin/11543: vi crashes easily with a botched .exrc
To: None <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 11/21/2000 15:49:13
>Number:         11543
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       vi crashes easily with a botched .exrc
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Nov 21 15:49:00 PST 2000
>Originator:     Andrew Brown
>Release:        -current from 20001109
System: NetBSD this 1.5J NetBSD 1.5J (THAT) #21: Tue Nov 14 12:10:15 GMT 2000     andrew@this:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/THAT i386


i didn't know what the comment character was for .exrc files so i
tried a few of the more common ones such as: # ! and ;.  they all gave
me a core dump.  i later found out that the comment character was ",
as listed in the man page, but i didn't look there first.


% echo . > ~/.exrc
% vi
Segmentation fault (core dumped)
% rm vi.core


dunno.  sorry.