[pass] Change the default text editor for pass

Brian Candler b.candler at pobox.com
Mon Nov 14 12:11:49 CET 2016

On 14/11/2016 09:58, Micha Rosenbaum wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 14, 2016 at 10:51:26AM +0100, Uwe Kaminski wrote:
>> >What do you think regarding this functionality especially if you do
>> >not use vi as default editor?
> Have you tried to set your wanted editor with the environment variable
> $EDITOR? Try:
>      export EDITOR=joe && pass edit Your/Passphrase
In addition, if this is an Ubuntu system, there is a generic 
/usr/bin/editor which points to whatever is the current default editor. 
So if you do

EDITOR=editor pass edit foo

it will use the system default. And to change the system default editor, 
" sudo update-alternatives --config editor"

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