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Re: Reminder: $EDITOR with spaces?

From: Philip Martin <philip_at_codematters.co.uk>
Date: 2002-04-29 21:03:00 CEST

Marcus Comstedt <marcus@mc.pp.se> writes:

> > All that said, +1 on using system() from me, too, because
> > it *is* a lot more powerful than execl(), and because it's
> > what people expect from $EDITOR.
>
> Exactly. You are more likely to break peoples expectations by trying
> to play big brother than by simply doing what everybody else does.

It turns out that cvs doesn't call system(). It does a fork/execvp.

http://ccvs.cvshome.org/source/browse/ccvs/src/run.c?rev=1.33&content-type=text/x-cvsweb-markup

-- 
Philip
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