cdist-type__sensible_editor - Man Page

Select the sensible-editor

Description

This cdist type allows you to select the sensible-editor for a given user.

Required Parameters

editor

Name or path of the editor to be selected. On systems other than Debian derivatives an absolute path is required.

It is permissible to omit this parameter if --state is absent.

Optional Parameters

state

'present', 'absent', or 'exists'. Defaults to 'present', where:

present

the sensible-editor is exactly what is specified in --editor.

absent

no sensible-editor configuration is present.

exists

the sensible-editor will be set to what is specified in --editor, unless there already is a configuration on the target system.

Examples

__sensible_editor root --editor /bin/ed  # ed(1) is the standard
__sensible_editor noob --editor nano

Limitations

This type depends upon the sensible-editor(1) script which is part of the sensible-utils package.

Therefore, the following operating systems are supported:
  • Debian 8 (jessie) or later
  • Devuan
  • Ubuntu 8.10 (intrepid) or later
  • RHEL/CentOS 7 or later (EPEL repo required)
  • Fedora 21 or later

Note: on old versions of Ubuntu the sensible-* utils are part of the debianutils package.

See Also

select-editor(1), sensible-editor(1).

Author

Dennis Camera <dennis.camera--@--ssrq-sds-fds.ch>

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Copyright (C) 2019 Dennis Camera. You can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

Info

Jun 17, 2020 6.6.0 cdist