Posted on 2003-02-27
I am running CDE, the default for Solaris 8 v 2/02.
Earlier I changed the defaults to the /etc/.login file to get rid of the mail prompt on login, as I am not running mail services on my Sparc20. This (I believe) is the file that governs all CDE logins, and I know I should have backed it up, but I didn't. (I could find no way to disable the prompt in my own login file either, another question) Anyway this got rid of the mail prompt, and the system worked fine for a while, but now vi doesn't work for users and root, and the problem may be with edits I made to this file.
Env variables look ok for users and root, and when I could see my .dtlogin file it was ok, but now when I try to vi I see part of the file I am trying to edit, mixed in with the local directory structure.
I checked the error logs in /var/adm, there is nothing to help me there. Let me know if it's time for a system reload, or if there is a less painful solution, thanks