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

Daniel J. Luke dluke at
Thu Sep 21 12:33:07 PDT 2006

On Sep 21, 2006, at 2:41 PM, Landon Fuller wrote:
> 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.

TextMate and BBEdit don't come with the OS install, though.

I suppose we could use TextEdit, though (open -e), or the default  
text editor (open -t) ...

(mostly jokingly)
Daniel J. Luke
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