Desktop launcher as root

Thilo Six T.Six at
Sun Apr 30 03:09:13 UTC 2006

Hash: RIPEMD160

Peter Garrett wrote the following on 30.04.2006 04:49:


>>> sudo update-alternatives --config editor
>> mc is aliased to `PAGER=/usr/share/vim/vim64/macros/ EDITOR=nano
>> HISTFILE=~/.mc/mc_history mc'
> Umm - I thnk that sailed right over my head...
> I just installed mc on my laptop, and
> sudo update-alternatives --config editor 
> showed mcedit as the selected editor. I knew of this because the same
> thing happened on my other machines when I installed mc on them.
> For example, suddenly "visudo" brought up "mcedit" instead of
> "nano" ( notice that one would naturally expect visudo to bring up vi /
> vim  - but by default on Ubuntu it doesn't, since the alternative for
> "editor" is nano by default, which makes for interesting experiences on IRC
> help channels...
> me: OK , hit escape
> newperson: Huh?
> me: to save the file and quit the editor type :wq!
> newperson: that doesn't work either - what are you smoking?


> And so on...
> Peter

I just wanted to point out you do not have to set it systemwide only to
make it work within mc.

bye Thilo
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