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Re: [libvirt-users] Permanently change default virsh editor



Normally, you can set environment variables in .bashrc or .bash_profile and if I am not mistaken in /etc, there is alos a bashrc file that is system-wide, maybehave a look at it.

After changing one of those file execute the following command to update your current console configuration

source <path/to/file>

exemple:

source ~/.bashrc


Regards,


Roland.



On Thu, Jul 7, 2016 at 11:46 AM, Michal Privoznik <mprivozn redhat com> wrote:
On 06.07.2016 21:27, J Travis Lindsey wrote:
> Hello, I found in the docs that I can change the editor I use on a per vm
> bases with the following:
> *EDITOR=$your-favorite-editor virsh edit $your-vm-name*
>
> But how do I change it permanently so when I run:
> *virsh edit $your-vm-name*
>
> It defaults to my favorite editor (vim)?

This is distribution dependent. For instance, I'm unaware of any
system-wide approach in Fedora (except for what Cole suggested, which
will work everywhere). But for instance in gentoo you can:

# eselect editor set vi

Michal

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