select-editor man page

select-editor — select your default sensible-editor from all installed editors


select-editor provides a coherent mechanism for selecting and storing a preferred sensible-editor on a per-user basis. It lists the available editors on a system and interactively prompts the user to select one. The results are stored as SELECTED_EDITOR in ~/.selected_editor, which is sourced and used by sensible-editor. SELECTED_EDITOR is overridden by the VISUAL and EDITOR environment variables.


select-editor was written by Dustin Kirkland <>.

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21 May 2008 Debian