[tex-live] Bug#433455: Bug#433455: /usr/bin/pdftex: $TEXEDIT default doesn't cope with spaces in filenames

Frank Küster frank at debian.org
Fri Jul 20 17:58:40 CEST 2007

Akira Kakuto <kakuto at fsci.fuk.kindai.ac.jp> wrote:

>> Hm, it's at least mentioned in texk/web2c/libs/texmfmp.c, but I can't
>> find where it's set.  Can anyone help me?
> Compile time default for TEXEDIT, MFEDIT, MPEDIT is the
> variable EDITOR in texk/web2c/c-auto.h ( <--- c-auto.in).

Thank you.  However, after some thinking I changed my opinion, and I
don't think it makes much sense to change it there.  Better include it
in texmf.cnf, making it more visible.  I suggest the following patch:

@@ -484,7 +524,14 @@
 % expecting DVI, and not "tex" because we want first line parsing.
 TEX = etex
+% TEXEDIT: editor command, used when TeX presents an error in
+% interactive mode, and the user presses `e' to start editing.
+% The string %d is expanded to the line number of the error
+% The string %s is expanded to the filename
+TEXEDIT = vi +%d "%s"
 %  Part 3: Array and other sizes for TeX (and Metafont and MetaPost).
 % If you want to change some of these sizes only for a certain TeX

Regarding Debian, I don't think we can use "sensible-editor":  It
doesn't support the '+lineno' syntax.

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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