To use sm_edit from the command line, specify the file name and include the subdirectory under BASEDIR/smarts/local where the file resides. For example, to edit the trapd.conf, enter the following command from the BASEDIR/smarts/bin directory:
In this example, sm_edit searches in the BASEDIR/smarts/local/conf/trapd directory for the trapd.conf file. If it finds the trapd.conf file, it opens the file in a text editor. If sm_edit does not find the trapd.conf file in the BASEDIR/smarts/local/conf/trapd directory, it creates a local copy of the trapd.conf file and writes it to the BASEDIR/smarts/local/conf/trapd directory.
The VMware Smart Assurance System Administration Guide provides additional information about the sm_edit utility.