pbmg

Version 4.0.0 and later: pbmg setting available.

The pbmg editor is similar to the mg editor. mg is a small version of GNU emacs with GNU-style emacs key bindings. The pbmg version has been modified so that it can be used securely with the Privilege Management for Unix and Linux programs. Security is enhanced by the following features:

  • pbmg must be started with a full path name specified for the file to be opened.
  • The user cannot access any files other than the one that is specified at startup time.
  • The user is not allowed to spawn any processes.

This program, when used with Privilege Management for Unix and Linux, allows users to access a specific file as root, but not other root functions or files.

pbmg fullpathname
fullpathname

File to edit.

None

Display the contents of the fullpathname file for editing:
pbmg fullpathname

For more information, please see pbrun.