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Date:      Wed, 16 May 2007 14:23:12 +0200
From:      Gabriel Rossetti <mailing_lists@evotex.ch>
To:        Christian Walther <cptsalek@gmail.com>
Cc:        f-q <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: edit files in single-user-mode, the output is all messed up
Message-ID:  <464AF7B0.2070909@evotex.ch>
In-Reply-To: <14989d6e0705110751xb9806e2p48c86e465a12de57@mail.gmail.com>
References:  <464448B2.1020901@evotex.ch> <14989d6e0705110751xb9806e2p48c86e465a12de57@mail.gmail.com>

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Christian Walther wrote:
> On 11/05/07, Gabriel Rossetti <mailing_lists@evotex.ch> wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>> I have never been able to figure out how to do this, and I usually end
>> up copying the file to be edited to a floppy  et be able to edit it from
>> another machine, but there has to ba a way to do it! Everytime I go into
>> single-user-mode and I have to edit a file, the output to stdout is
>> messed up (looks like there are no \n). I tried several editors (vi, ee,
>> edit (ee I think),  and I get the same thing, useless to say that it's
>> impossible to edit the files. The only editor that works, is vim, but
>> it's not always installed. Does anyone know why this happens? And does
>> anyone know how to fix it?
>
> You could try to set a decent TERM-variable, such as
>
> TERM=vt100
> export TERM
>
> HTH
> Christian
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Ok, thanks Christian!



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