[MPlayer-DOCS] CVS: main/help help_mp-en.h,1.214,1.215
inverseparadox at comcast.net
Fri Dec 16 01:48:48 CET 2005
Diego Biurrun wrote:
> 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...
It's not my fingers that are the problem, it's my mind; I do not operate
in that type of interface paradigm, and I don't really want to. Saying
more than that would involve a potentially extensive offtopic rant based
on less information than such a thing should be, so I'll leave it there.
>> 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.
Yes, and I thought I did that, but see above. I'll try it again, though.
>> (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.
Okay. The man page does not appear to indicate that saving the 'file' is
required in order to send it; I was not sure that exiting the editor
would not automatically send the contents of its buffer as the commit
message, even if the buffer were empty.
Warning: Simply because I argue an issue does not mean I agree with any
side of it.
Secrecy is the beginning of tyranny.
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