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Re: Inconsistency between fc and C-x C-e

From: Luciano
Subject: Re: Inconsistency between fc and C-x C-e
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2022 21:37:13 -0300

On Wed, Jun 08, 2022 at 05:49:52PM -0400, Greg Wooledge wrote:
>You could create a wrapper script, put it in your $HOME/bin/ directory
>(and make sure that's in PATH), and then set EDITOR to that wrapper.
>That should be much more reliable, especially if other programs also
>use $EDITOR (which they might).
Yes, I think that's the most reasonable thing to do, and I'm going to do

On Thu, Jun 09, 2022 at 11:40:26AM -0400, Chet Ramey wrote:
> The edit-and-execute-command key binding runs
> fc -e "${VISUAL:-${EDITOR:-emacs}}"
> [...] while the fc command without options runs (internally)
> "${FCEDIT:-${EDITOR:-vi}}"
Well that explains it!  is there a reason why fc -e is used here for C-x C-e 
instead of just plain "${VISUAL:-${EDITOR:-emacs}}" ? 
By the way, git seems to interpret the EDITOR variable in a way
consistent with C-x C-e, while the pass program as I said seems to just
execute $EDITOR, like fc. I wonder if POSIX leaves room for interpretation 
Anyway, any sane person would probably just follow Greg's advice.

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