i3-sensible-editor(1) launches $EDITOR with fallbacks


i3-sensible-editor [arguments]


i3-sensible-editor is used by i3-nagbar(1) when you click on the edit button.

It tries to start one of the following (in that order):



• nano

• vim

• vi

• emacs

• pico

• qe

• mg

• jed

• gedit

• mc-edit

Please don't complain about the order: If the user has any preference, they will have $VISUAL or $EDITOR set.


Michael Stapelberg and contributors