Chapter 10. Choosing the preferred editor

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Starting with Bering-uClibc 2.1, the available text editors has been consolidated and setting up the preferred editor has been simplified.

All editors are based on e3, which provides four emulation modes:

Table 10.1. Available editor modes in Bering-uClibc

e3nenedit mode
e3vivi mode
e3ememacs mode
e3wswordstar mode

The default editor for lrcfg is edit . edit is a small shellscript that reads the environment variable 'EDITOR' and calls e3 with the chosen emulation mode.

To change the editor emulation mode directly , modify 'EDITOR' in /etc/profile.

To change it via lrcfg run lrcfg:

                       LEAF configuration menu

        1 ) Network configuration

        2 ) System configuration

        3 ) Packages configuration

                                        s) Save config
                                        b) Backup modules

                                        h) Help
  q) quit

select 2 ) System configuration

                       System configuration menu

        1) Master LRP settings                  (/etc/lrp.conf)
        2) POSIXness mail settings              (/etc/POSIXness.conf)
        3) File system mounts                   (/etc/fstab)
        4) Lowest level boot-up configuration   (/etc/inittab)
        5) System wide profile                  (/etc/profile)
        6) Ports root is allowed to login to    (/etc/securetty)
        7) System logging configuration         (/etc/syslog.conf)
        8) Service name to number translation   (/etc/services)
        9) Local timezone TZ setup              (/etc/TZ)

  q) quit

select 5) System wide profile

and change the EDITOR setting to your preferred editor:

#Set the desired editor (e3ne, e3em, e3pi, e3vi, e3ws)
export EDITOR=e3ne

In either case the desired editor mode is available with the next login.

You can always use another editor mode from commandline calling it with the proper symlink - see table above.


Don't forget to save your configuration.