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

Akira Kakuto kakuto at fsci.fuk.kindai.ac.jp
Sun Jul 22 11:26:58 CEST 2007

> > 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"

Good choice. Compile time default is overridden by TEXEDIT.
I think you had better define also MFEDIT and MPEDIT.

Best regards,

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