[TUHS] Happy birthday, Morris Worm!
don at DonHopkins.com
Fri Nov 3 06:32:13 AEST 2017
You’re right, if you leave out the extra ESC it might work better!
The "condom-with-a-hole-in-it” fix didn’t say exactly which characters to actually type, or even that you had to use emacs, but who in their right mind would use vi to edit a binary (and isn’t already running a root emacs anyway)?
> On 2 Nov 2017, at 19:32, Lars Brinkhoff <lars at nocrew.org> wrote:
> Don Hopkins wrote:
>> emacs /usr/ucb/sendmail (or whatever directory you keep all your
>> stinky hippie software in), ^S DEBUG ESC M-b ^D ^Q ^@ ^X ^S (that is,
>> null out the first character of the “DEBUG” command).
> This piqued my interest, because exiting incremental search with ESC
> doesn't look familiar to me (unless in ITS). I tried it in a recent
> Emacs, and just got "ESC M-b is undefined". Emacs 18 was contemporary
> with the Morris Worm. Would it allow ESC?
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