Visudo invokes GNU nano rather than vi

Dick Davies rasputnik at
Thu Jan 12 21:16:23 UTC 2006

On 12/01/06, neil woolford <lists at> wrote:

> >  sudo update-alternatives --set editor /usr/bin/vim

> Thank you, that was exactly on the button!  And another useful feature
> of Debian systems for me to investigate...

Yeah, it's pretty cool. Packages can update the symlinks as they
are (un)installed, so it's less brittle than an environment variable.

But it's not Debian specific. Even (shudder) redhat has this these days....

Rasputin :: Jack of All Trades - Master of Nuns

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