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# 1  
Old 05-25-2011
Question unable to open / create any file in vi

Hi,

I am unable to create/open any file in vi editor for normal user, though using root I am able to create/open any file, using redhat 5.5,

example
vi test

it showing nothing after entering command
# 2  
Old 05-25-2011
i think you should try exporting the terminal type..
# 3  
Old 05-25-2011
or maybe export EDITOR=vi
# 4  
Old 05-26-2011
Question

Thanks , I have done that already , the problem is still persists. with root id it is working fine, using normal user it is not working

Regards,

Manoj
# 5  
Old 05-26-2011
Do you have permissions to read/edit the file? Do you have permission to create a new file in the current/target directory?
# 6  
Old 05-26-2011
Question

Yes I have , I have created new user, as per my understanding every user has right to create file in his home directory,


I have checked with same permission on another server also , it is working,

dont know why ti?

any idea?


Regards

Manoj
# 7  
Old 05-31-2011
Manoj,

I am sure it will through some error...Please post that.

But generally if it is permission denied..if so please check the /tmp and /var/tmp size and the permissions.

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