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I've just downloaded Ninja IDE and I really like it's interface.

Is there a way to configure the Quickly app to launch my project in Ninja IDE when I type quickly edit?

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quickly should support the EDITOR environmental variable.

$ quickly help ubuntu-application edit
Usage: quickly edit

A convenience command to open all of your python files in your project 
directory in your default editor, ready for editing.

If you put yourself EDITOR or SELECTED_EDITOR environment variable, this latter
will be used. Also, if you configured sensible-editor, this one will be

I don't have any other GUI IDEs installed, but I tested it with $ export EDITOR=nano && quickly edit and all files were opened in nano instead of gedit. Adding export EDITOR=nano to your ~/.bashrc should make this change persistent.

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Thanks. I'm new to Linux: Does ~/ mean the root level? Where do I find the .bashrc file? – Nootrino Dec 4 '11 at 17:18
~/ is shorthand for the current user's home folder. So if your user name is "nootrino" it expands to /home/nootrino/ The .bashrc file is hidden from view most of the time as all files or folders starting with a dot (".") are. Open your home folder and press Ctrl + h to expose these hidden configuration files, often referred to as "dot files." – andrewsomething Dec 4 '11 at 19:42
Works like a charm. Thanks. – Nootrino Dec 5 '11 at 7:21

If you don't want to change the default editor for your system you could just use

export QUICKLY_EDITOR="yourpreferrededitorhere"

I found this somewhere on the net, so credits go to the guy who discovered this solution.


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