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Linux Fundamentals - $EDITOR variable (default editor)

The global $EDITOR variable is used to define your default file editor, such as the vi or nano edtiors. You can define your preferred default file editor in your ~/.bash_profile or ~/.profile file, like this.

In this example, programs that are configured to use $EDITOR will use nano as the editor.

export EDITOR=nano



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