Subject: Re: Usability and the default shell
To: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
From: Matt Fleming <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/05/2006 17:17:02
On Thu, Oct 05, 2006 at 11:55:27AM -0400, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> It is easy enough for users who do not want this to turn it off (or turn
> on vi-style editing) in /etc/profile.  But I propose turning it on by
> default so that it works in single-user and emergency shells even if there
> is no /etc/profile present.

I for one think this is a fantastic idea, it's about time we had this for
single-user mode.