configure/make/install options for compiling applications from source into

Mark Duling mark.duling at
Thu Sep 21 10:48:48 PDT 2006

"Daniel J. Luke" <dluke at> writes:
>EDITOR is an environment variable that port uses to decide which text  
>editor to invoke when you type 'port edit foo'
>With bash, you'd want to do something like 'export EDITOR=nano' (or  
>vi or emacs or whatever)
>We could probably have it default to nano if no editor is specified,  

Oooh.  That would be nice for people who are new to Unix, and also for us
who assist them.  Could that be put on the TODO list, wherever it is?


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