On Sun 05 Nov 2017 at 12:18:50 (-0800), Weaver wrote:
> On 2017-11-06 06:12, Brian wrote:
> > On Sun 05 Nov 2017 at 19:51:48 +0000, Brian wrote:
> >> Midnight Commander and locate are also very useful additions, but that
> >> does merit including them in Priority: standard.
> > ^
> > not
> Not so sure about locate, but I'd include MC, with internal edit, some
> time before I'd include, say, Nano.
IMO you have to have an editor suitable for root to configure the
system. Vi is fine for those who know it, but it has to be learnt.
Almost anyone who can read can use nano with no knowledge whatsoever.
As for MC, it's in the population of programs that I would never run
as root, along with X, Emacs, …Office, browsers, media players (does
that cover it?). Root does not need Swiss Army knives slashing about.