How to set Default Editor for vsql in Linux

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How to set Default Editor for vsql in Linux

Post by askh01 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:07 am

Hi,

What command to use to set the default editor to "vi" in vsql? I tried the following and seems not working

export VSQL_EDITOR=vi

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Re: How to set Default Editor for vsql in Linux

Post by JimKnicely » Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:55 pm

Hi,

Where are you running the export command?
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Re: How to set Default Editor for vsql in Linux

Post by askh01 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:34 am

I'm running it on "$" prompt

$ export VSQL_EDITOR=vi

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Re: How to set Default Editor for vsql in Linux

Post by JimKnicely » Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:23 am

Hi,

So, after setting the VSQL_EDITOR variable to vi, which editor is launched in vsql when you type \e ?

Is vi an alias on your system?

For example, on mine, vi is an alias for vim:

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[dbadmin@vtest01 ~]$ which vi
alias vi='vim'
	/usr/bin/vim
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