[BlueOnyx:11087] Re: Editing files in BX / Centos 6 recovery mode - how!?

Jeff Jones jeffrhysjones at mac.com
Fri Aug 3 04:46:47 PET 2012

Hi all,

Does anyone have any ideas about this - surely a good thing to know how to edit files in recovery mode?

Or do I need to attach a bribe!?!? :)


On 30 Jul 2012, at 11:29, Jeff Jones wrote:

> Hi all,
> I used the BX Centos 6 based recovery mode for the first time last week.
> After booting fro the iso and getting through initial recovery - I finally managed to get through to the basic shell to see my file system. I just needed to edit a few config files.
> However - when I tried to 'vi' anything, my config file shows up - however none of the usual 'vi' commands seemed to work. For instance 'I' did not enable edit mode.
> On examining the Centos website, there is a section about recovery mode, in which it mentions something about 'joe' which is another editor. It clearly states that if you type 'vi' commands, you will get joe instead. But I can't find any trace of 'joe' on the cd or disk.
> All I can see in /user/bin is vi - but it's not itself - seems badly broken or something.
> Any ideas?
> Cheers,
> Jeff
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