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Re: About standards and politics

> Den fre, 06 aug 1999 skrev du:
> > Here's one solution to the question of whether to install VI: Make
> > /bin/vi a symbolic link to a more user-friendly editor like pico or
> > joe (the second being my favorite editor under Linux).  Then install
> > the real VI as /bin/VI (upper case) and make a note of it in some
> > documentation.  Then power-users can adjust the symbolic link; they
> > will know how to do that.
> How about making a '${EDITOR}' variable in /etc/bashrc and calling that
> from every script/program instead of vi? F.eks.:
> #!/bin/sh
> echo "Do you want to use ${EDITOR} instead of vi? y/n"
> if [ (y-something) ]; then
> 	exec ${EDITOR}
> else
> 	exec vi
> fi
> Maybe that way you can have different editors for console (pico) and
> Xterm (kedit).
> Many program like cvs (CVSEDITOR) and less (LESSEDIT) have an
> editorvariable but it would be nice to have only 1 variable for the
> whole system.

This is one of the features in next Indy.  It also tries to be smart
resoective to X being running or not.

			Jean Francois Martinez

Project Independence: Linux for the Masses