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Re: Default editor (was: Re: Diff usage)

From: Baz <brian.ewins_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-05-10 16:53:52 CEST

On 5/8/06, Nick Thompson <nickthompson@agere.com> wrote:
> On Sunday 07 May 2006 13:37, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
> > Garrett Rooney wrote:
> > > On 5/5/06, Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel@comcast.net> wrote:
> > >> Can I submit a feature request right now, that the default .spec
> > >> files include "/usr/bin/vi" as their default editor? The
> > >> consistent and irritating "you don't have an EDITOR/SVN_EDITOR
> > >> set" is just irritating for Linux users....
> > > If you want to change something in the rpm .spec files you should
> > > probably ask David Summers (david@summersoft.fay.ar.us), the
> > > maintainer of them, to make that change.
> > I shall: the notes for bug reports/feature requests say I should
> > submit it here, first. I'd also be glad to see people comment if it
> > makes sense.
A very similar discussion was taking place across on the bzr lists at
the same time:

it's mainly about the debian policy 11.4

to sum up: use VISUAL if it exists; else use EDITOR if it exists; else
use /usr/bin/editor.

just thought this might be useful info for whoever's looking at the issue.


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