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10.5: Set a FireWire drive's mount point
Authored by: rjetton on Jun 04, '08 07:34:58PM

Wow! I love emacs, and I use it most of the time. Except when doing sysadmin work. For which there is no better editing tool than vi. It's the only full-screen editor that you're likely to find on every *nix. And at every runlevel (yes, I know; that's not BSD lingo).

And it's not safe to manually modify a system file without locking it. That's what vifs does, based on my reading of the man page. For the same reason you always use vipw to modify /etc/passwd, not vi.

Now you may argue that Darwin users don't need to hear this level of complexity. And I'd agree that for most users that's likely true. But it doesn't hurt to tell the complete story either. The disinterested will get bored and skip to the end of the hint for the good part. But it might save someone a lot of work recovering from a bad problem someday.

Just my two cents. Thanks for listening.



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