Bug 3549 - escape characters wrong in mail
escape characters wrong in mail
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mailx (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jay Turner
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Reported: 1999-06-17 18:10 EDT by Tom Jones
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:37 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-06-17 18:52:09 EDT
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Description Tom Jones 1999-06-17 18:10:01 EDT
/bin/mail's ~v and ~e escapes attempt to execute /usr/bin/vi
and /usr/bin/ex, respectively. These binaries are in the
/bin directory in the current release. Work around by
setting VISUAL and EDITOR in ,mailrc.

                     /usr/bin/vi: No such file or directory
                     Fatal error in process.
                     /usr/bin/ex: No such file or directory
                     Fatal error in process.
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-06-17 18:52:59 EDT
There are several vim packages and it is not clear which
vi should be compiled into mailx as default. Either install
vim-enhanced or set VISUAL/EDITOR to the one you desire:

bash$ rpm -qf /bin/vi
bash$ rpm -qf /usr/bin/vi
bash$ rpm -qf /usr/X11R6/bin/vimx
Comment 2 Olof Johansson 2003-07-31 18:03:14 EDT
olof@us.ibm.com changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
              Owner|olof@us.ibm.com             |linas@us.ibm.com

------- Additional Comments From olof@us.ibm.com(prefers email via olof@austin.ibm.com)  2003-31-07 18:02 -------
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