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Re: bashbug's default editor

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: bashbug's default editor
Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2020 11:15:16 -0400
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On 7/31/20 11:05 AM, Eli Schwartz wrote:
> On 7/31/20 9:24 AM, Chet Ramey wrote:
>> On 7/31/20 4:14 AM, jazz_fan@arcor.de wrote:
>>> Bash Version: 5.0
>>> Patch Level: 17
>>> Release Status: release
>>> Description: bashbug doesn't use vi as default editor
>> This is not a bug.
> The documentation is confusing (and IMHO wrong).
> "If EDITOR is not set, bashbug attempts to locate a number of
> alternative editors, including emacs, and defaults to vi."
> The word "defaults" there implies that vi is the preferred autolocated
> editor, but the intention is to have it the least preferred.

I don't think it implies that. It's the default choice if there are no
other  alternatives.

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Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    chet@case.edu    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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