Subject: Re: Usability and the default shell
To: None <>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/05/2006 13:11:44
>> 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.

Am I missing something?  Is typing "set -o emacs" really all that
onerous for single-user or emergency use?

(Yes, I know the original point was to change the default for na´ve
users, but that doesn't seem to be what the above are about.)

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