[MPlayer-DOCS] CVS: main/help help_mp-en.h,1.214,1.215

Diego Biurrun diego at biurrun.de
Fri Dec 16 01:09:51 CET 2005

On Thu, Dec 15, 2005 at 06:51:07PM -0500, The Wanderer wrote:
> Diego Biurrun wrote:
> >If you just use 'cvs commit', you'll be dropped into an editor, vi
> >as default or whatever you have in the VISUAL or EDITOR environment
> >variables...
> Yes - the problem is that I do not want to find myself in vi (never
> have understood how people can manage to use it),

Well, once your fingers get used to it, it's great...

> and even though I seem to recall having added a line to set the
> appropriate environment variable to my .bashrc the variable is not set
> and the line does not seem to be there.

Just putting



export EDITOR=whatever
export VISUAL=whatever

into your .bashrc should be enough.

> (As a side note, since the man page doesn't seem to address the
> question and it's not the kind of thing I want to just experiment
> with: is there any way, once the editor has been invoked, to cancel
> the commit without just killing the process?)

Exit the editor without saving.


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