[Novalug] how do you get out of visudo
gruntly at gmail.com
Wed Dec 3 16:01:05 EST 2008
In response to my description of symlinking /etc/alternatives/editor
to a script that invokes emacs in a terminal, Kevin wrote:
> Seems like a bit of overkill, what. Any reason not to set an alias to
> do the same thing in your .bash_aliases (or wherever you keep your
What's overkill, putting a one-liner into a script or symlinking
/etc/alternatives/editor to it?
I agree in either case; I just didn't know a way to guarantee that (a)
emacs doesn't open in a window and (b) invoking a generic editor will
always open emacs, in straight Debian or *ubuntu.
If the EDITOR environment variable is more or less universal and can
do (a), that certainly seems simpler and more elegant.
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