The trusted editor uses the value of the $EDITOR environment variable as its editor.
You must be in a role in the global zone.
Determine the value of the $EDITOR variable.
# echo $EDITOR
The following are editor possibilities. The $EDITOR variable might also not be set.
/usr/bin/gedit – Is the editor that GNOME provides. Trusted GNOME is the trusted version of that desktop.
/usr/bin/vi – Is the visual editor.
Set the value of the $EDITOR variable.
To set the value permanently, modify the value in the shell initialization file for the role.
For example, in the role's home directory, modify the .kshrc file for a Korn shell, and the .cshrc file for a C shell.
To set the value for the current shell, set the value in the terminal window.
For example, in a Korn shell, use the following commands:
# setenv EDITOR=pathname-of-editor # export $EDITOR
In a C shell, use the following command:
# setenv EDITOR=pathname-of-editor
In a Bourne shell, use the following commands:
# EDITOR=pathname-of-editor # export EDITOR
The Security Administrator role wants to use vi when editing system files. A user who has assumed the role modifies the .kshrc initialization file in the role's home directory.
$ cd /home/secadmin $ vi .kshrc ## Interactive shell set -o vi ... export EDITOR=vi
The next time that any user assumes the Security Administrator role, vi is the trusted editor.