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Re: Calling all Editor Maintainers!

Ian Jackson <ian@chiark.greenend.org.uk> wrote:
> If the sysadmin doesn't like the default editor and changes the
> symlink in /etc/alternatives then update-alternatives will notice the
> next time it is run for `editor' and switch to manual-only updates for
> `editor'.  This means that the sysadmin's change will stick, provided
> that they change the link in /etc/alternatives.  If the user changes
> the link in /usr/bin or wherever their change will be undone.

One caveat: unless I missed some reference to an external database,
if the higher priority editor(s) get de-installed, then some other
high priority editor gets installed, alternatives will be updated.


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