Our sysadmins login to boxes using unprivileged accounts with sudo rights. I often, out of habit, open files in
vim instead of
sudoedit. I do not want to get into the habit of using
sudoedit. My colleague suggested creating a
vim symbolic link in the path that points to
sudoedit. This just seems like a horrible idea to me.
I normally just
:w /tmp/service.conf and then
mv -i /tmp/service.conf /etc/
This seems clunky but I am almost inclined to say that I trust this process more than getting into the habit of using
Side note: We generally have easily accessible backups of these files so that is not a concern.