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

Landon Fuller landonf at
Thu Sep 21 11:41:18 PDT 2006

On Sep 21, 2006, at 10:48, Mark Duling wrote:

> "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,
>> though.
> 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?

Seeing as Wolfgang Keller was whining about not being Mac-like, why  
not go all the way?
TextMate and BBEdit have command line tools ('mate' and 'bbedit')  
that launch the GUI editor.

Only half jokingly,
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