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Re: "svn commit" and EDITOR=gedit

From: Kris Deugau <kdeugau_at_vianet.ca>
Date: Fri, 03 Oct 2008 10:52:07 -0400

Matthieu Moy wrote:
> The problem is a user who want to use gedit to write commit messages
> for SVN. The obvious first try is "export EDITOR=gedit", but gedit it
> too clever for that: if an instance of gedit is already running, then
> gedit acts as a client, asks the running instance to open the file,
> _end exits immediately_. svn thinks the user is done with the edition,
> and complains about an empty commit message.
> I google'd a bit, but "gedit svn" tells me a lot about the SVN repo
> for gedit, but much less about solving my problem :-(.

This isn't really a Subversion issue, but I ran into this same problem
from a different direction.

Change the EDITOR value to "gedit --new-window" to kick gedit into
opening a new window. man gedit may also show you a more suitable
option if your user doesn't like that.


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