Is it possible to deny a user to use Vi editor in Solaris?

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Old 09-16-2011
Is it possible to deny a user to use Vi editor in Solaris?


I want to deny Vi editor to few users, is it possible to do the same in Solaris 10. If yes, then how?

Thanks in advance............
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Old 09-16-2011
Yes, set ACL on the vi executable for the user and remove execute permission for any user you specify

Last edited by Tommyk; 09-16-2011 at 06:56 AM.. Reason: clarify the answer
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Old 09-16-2011
Better take away access to:


And every shell that can do redirection, too. And probably hundreds of other utilities, too.

Even then, you can't stop them from making a copy of vi (or those other utilities) from somewhere else, and running THAT.

If a user can write to a file, they can write to a file.

If you don't want them changing files, set the permissions on the file.
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