2

I ran abcde, but wanted to edit the CD information. When I said yes, it gave me a menu of editors to choose from. I unintentionally selected nano as the editor. I canceled C-c'd the process. Now when I run abcde it automatically uses the nano editor, which is not what I want.

Where/how does abcde keep the editor choice selection?

Note: there is no ~/.abcde.conf in my home directory. The system wide /etc/abcde.conf does not include information on the editor choice. I can't figure out how the selection I made during one run is getting to my current attempts.

2

acbde uses your default text editor by reading the shell variable $EDITOR.

By default, the preferred text editor is nano on Ubuntu. If you want something else, you can set the variable to a text editor of your choice by appending a line such as

export EDITOR=vim

to the file ~/.bashrc. Replace vim with the editor of your choice, of course. Remember to re-source your .bashrc after you edited it by running . ~/.bashrc before you run abcde, or simply log out and back in.

0

If possible, abcde uses the wrapper /usr/bin/sensible-editor. To show the selection again, run select-editor or delete ~/.selected_editor.

Your Answer

By clicking "Post Your Answer", you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy, and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.