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sensible-editor: sensible editing
sensible-editor - sensible editing
DESCRIPTIONsensible-editor makes sensible decisions on which editor to call. Programs in Debian can use this script as their default editor. sensible-editor try to do in the following order:
- if VISUAL environment variable exists, execute VISUAL [OPTIONS]
- if EDITOR environment variable exists, execute EDITOR [OPTIONS]
- source the contents of file ~/.selected_editor and, if SELECTED_EDITOR environment variable exists execute SELECTED_EDITOR [OPTIONS]
- run editor [OPTIONS] command
- finally run nano-tiny [OPTIONS] command
BUGSThis command is protected against trivial fork bomb, when user set EDITOR=sensible-editor wider loops are still possible.
STANDARDDocumentation of behavior of sensible-utils under a debian system is available under section 11.4 of debian-policy usually installed under /usr/share/doc/debian-policy (you might need to install debian-policy)
SEE ALSOenviron(7) for documentation of the EDITOR, VISUAL variables
select-editor(1) for changing a user's default editor.
editor(1) for default system wide editor.