On Fri, Jun 26, 2020 at 10:15 am, Adam Williamson
On Fri, 2020-06-26 at 12:39 -0400, Neil Horman wrote:
> Also, have we asked the question, what default editor are other
> distros setting?
> I've honestly never looked.
I believe no major distro currently sets $EDITOR, so we would be the
Debian/Ubuntu/Mint use https://salsa.debian.org/debian/sensible-utils
for this. I checked Ubuntu yesterday and they build git with
DEFAULT_EDITOR=editor, which chooses nano. (They also use
DEFAULT_PAGER=pager, which I guess is how you would allow configuring
An earlier version of the change proposal involved packaging up these
Debain tools, but I suggested that setting $EDITOR would be a whole lot
On the other hand, if we were to package sensible-utils, it's likely
other independent distros would follow, and we would turn it into a
cross-distro standard. So it's worth considering.