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Old 08-19-2003, 03:11 PM   #1
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setting up your default editor

Dont I feel foolish. I cannot recall on how to set your default editor to the one of your choosing.

Im not sure what happened, but vim was removed from my system. But I still have vi located in /bin/vi.

If I type vi <file> i get this:

[root@corpmail root]# vi anaconda-ks.cfg
-bash: vim: command not found
I thought I add it right by typing the following:

export VISUAL=vi

But that did not work.

Can anyone tell me what im missing and how to set VI back to my default editor?

Old 08-19-2003, 03:30 PM   #2
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probably there is an alias set up for "vi" (check with "type -p vi" if you are running bash as your shell)

try installing the 'vim' package or alias vi to some editor you have installed
Old 08-19-2003, 03:30 PM   #3
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Try the full path
export VISUAL=/bin/vi


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