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sudo Breakage in Debian Sarge

30th Jan 2006, 21:24:13

By James Stocks

$ sudo vi foo

gives an error when quitting vi:

E138: Can't write viminfo file $HOME/.viminfo!
Hit ENTER or type command to continue

The fix? Use visudo to add Defaults env_reset to /etc/sudoers. The Debian bug report.

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