[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: update-alternatives priorities for editors

On Fri, Jul 25, 2003 at 10:11:05AM -0600, Bob Proulx wrote:
> Colin Watson wrote:
> > On Fri, Jul 25, 2003 at 11:05:25AM +0200, Michael Piefel wrote:
> > > Shouldn't that be sensible-editor?
> > 
> > Which calls editor if $VISUAL and $EDITOR aren't set, yes.
> Interesting that if sensible-editor fails to find $VISUAL, $EDITOR,
> 'editor' that it tries 'ae' and then 'vi'.  I could find no reference
> to /usr/bin/ae in the package contents of any Debian package.  Does it
> exist?  (I remember it being an 'ee' type of program.)

It used to exist, but was removed back in 2001; see bug #110678.

> In the current distribution it should probably call 'nano' as the
> first fallback.

That's exactly what the version in testing and unstable does.


Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

Reply to: