Thank you but why not simply copy the file using FTP/SCP to my station, edit it and copy it back to the server? My last experience with vi is probably 20 years ago... Ok, not that bad but, you got the feeling!!! )
Or is it a section of the appliance we cannot access using FTP as is currently possible on 6.9.3?
You can access the file with WinSCP and directly edit it. I do not know if this works but it is possible. Remeber that you have to permit root access over SSH.
I guess this depends on what you prefer 🙂
I walked many customers through the "vi" basics when no networking was available that I meanwhile try to convince people to at least know how to open a file, make a change and close the editor again. It is generally "the" last resort editor that is always available and that always works, so it won't hurt to use it from time to time (personal opinion, of course).
While your approach is definitely the more user-friendly and less "geek" way of modifiying the config file I have seen more than once that customers edited their configuration files with an editor (or better... MS Word) and stored the files again with different (windows style) line endings or encodings, breaking the complete file which means breaking MWG.
I hope it makes at least a minimum of sense 🙂
AndreNachricht geändert durch asabban on 07.03.13 17:20:28 MEZ
Oh yes, i understand you. OK, I have to admit I used vi some months ago... and yes, it's allways there and available but call me lazy but I prefer a fullscreen editor!!! I allways keep a timestamp, before and after copy of a system file. It's way too easy to make a mistake, add a lone CR/LF at the end of a file by mistake, etc...
Anyway, thank you, I will apply the fixe to my lab server..
You are right using vi you can ensure that the format does not get screwed up.
I do not know but I think if you edit the file with WinSCP the character encoding and EOL style should stay the same.
Really a bad idea using MS Word in this case.
Vi can run in full screen as well 😉 However I definitely get your point. Scrolling up and down and copy & paste is much more convenient in a graphical editor. Generally you should edit the way you prefer. It's the result that counts 🙂
Let me know if you were able to apply the change. I gave it a quick try on my lab box and it seems to work fine.
BTW we will try to update the KB article as well so that we can list this as a known issue.