[arch-general] New vi/vim/gvim in testing requires intervention

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Wed May 6 15:15:38 EDT 2009

2009/5/6 Frédéric Perrin <frederic.perrin at resel.fr>:
> I have a system whose users' real names can't be written in ASCII, and
> this being the 21st century, not the 70's, I have the real name (with
> accents) in the GECOS field in /etc/passwd. Not being a vi{,m} user, I
> just have whatever the default package for vi is installed.

$ grep http /etc/passwd | cut -d: -f5

$ usermod -c éøß http
$ grep http /etc/passwd | cut -d: -f5

Editing the passwd file by hand seems a little odd to me.

Still, if vi crashes when opening a non ASCII file, that's another story

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