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Re: Bug#155376: what is default editor in /bin

Oohara Yuuma wrote:

> Craig Dickson <crdic@pacbell.net> wrote:
> > Is there any reason that nvi could not be moved to /bin and made
> > eligible for "root default editor" status?
> the holy war against emacs

I'm an emacs user myself 90% of the time, but it would be obviously mad
to move emacs to /bin.

> Seriously, I don't care if nvi is in /bin, but it should have lower
> priority than nano.  The vi key-binding is as confusing as the dselect
> key-binding for "I can't type without seeing the keyboard" (or worse,
> "where's the power switch") newbies.

I agree. It's fine with me if nano-tiny is the default /bin editor,
but I wouldn't care to use it myself.

Thanks to this thread, I now know that elvis-tiny goes in /bin, so I've
installed that as my /bin editor. If something in /etc/alternatives is
set up for "default root editor", I think both nano-tiny and elvis-tiny
should be set up for that, with nano-tiny as the default.


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