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Re: ack! trying to run svn mkdir opens vim or something

From: Peter Williams <peterw_at_aurema.com>
Date: 2004-09-28 00:40:40 CEST

Toby Johnson wrote:
> Josh Howe wrote:
>> Hi again,
>> Im not just new to subversion, Im also new to linux. I trying to
>> run svn mkdir to create a tags directory. When I run svn mkdir
>> file:///var/repository/proj1/tags </var/repository/proj1/tags> from a
>> shell it opens up some crazy vim program with some commit.tmp file
>> open or something. What is going on? Thanks.
> And by the way, if you're going to be using Linux much, you'd better get
> used to "that crazy vim program". :)

vim (thank goodness) isn't the only editor available on Linux :-)

But to answer the first question. svn has popped up an editor so that
you can supply the comment/note that goes with the operation you are
performing. There is a way of telling svn which editor to use. Just
look in the documentation to find out how.

Dr Peter Williams, Chief Scientist                peterw@aurema.com
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