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# 1  
Old 10-13-2003
vi editor not displaying?

Hi guys,

I have changed some path in the vi .profile and then i shutdown the system and when i reboot it i was unable to use

It is showing vi not found.Likewise for few other commands also.

How to solve this problem and make vi work again.

Plz. do provide the answer it is Urgent??

# 2  
Old 10-13-2003
your .profile is read everytime a login shell is started.

what did you take out of .profile?

do this, post here the output of the command:
'echo $PATH'

then lets try to see whats missing. it should have /usr/local/bin:/usr/bin at the very least. then if you are using x or kde or gnome you will have entries in your path pointing at those executables.
# 3  
Old 10-13-2003
vi is nornally located in /bin directory and is likely that use have remove /bin in your .profile path

to fix the problem issue

/bin/vi .profile

and put /bin in your PATH like

export PATH

then . ./.profile or logout and log back in so new .profile is loaded

the above will work if vi is install in the /bin directory, if your vi is not installed in /bin directory do

find / -name vi 2>/dev/null
to find where your vi is installed then included the location in your .profile PATH
# 4  
Old 10-14-2003
Hi guys,

Thank u very much it is working now.

Plz. do provide an answer for my other question as well so that

i will be so thankful to u guys.

I want ur replies very very Urgently.Plz. don't ignore this mail.

I am using Sco openserver 5.0.2 and i have downloaded jdk1.2.2

for that i have installed it.The jdk is working fine.

Then i download and i have installed it.

In order to run tomcat i went to the directory:-


Which is where i move the tomcat contents:-

and i use :-


Which opens a environment variable setting file.

Here i set the following things:-

export JAVA_HOME=/usr/java2

export CATALINA_HOME=/var/jakarta

Where this is the correct path Where jdk1.2.2 and jakarta-tomcat resides.

And in the vi .profile:-

i have set for jdk


But there is no problem with jdk but when i try to run by using the following command:-

# /var/jakarta/bin/ start

in the shell prompt.

I am getting an error saying :-

/usr/java2 is not an identifier the same problem occurs for


So plz. do provide a solution for this and plz. explain me where i am going wrong??? It is Very very Urgent at the moment.Plz. don't ignore this mail. I am in that situation at the moment.

I will be waiting for ur replies.


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