bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #50782, External editor doesn't work


bug #50782: External editor doesn't work

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Tue Apr 11 10:00:30 2017  
Category: GUISeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: None
Status: Works For MeAssigned to: None
Originator Name: Originator Email: -unavailable-
Open/Closed: OpenRelease: 4.2.1
Operating System: GNU/Linux

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Tue Apr 11 20:31:31 2017, comment #2:

How do the file names look like? Are there any special characters or spaces in the path or name?

Torsten <ttl>
Project Member
Tue Apr 11 16:30:59 2017, comment #1:

This works for me. Can you try something besides 'xed' just to make sure it is not something specific with that editor?

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Tue Apr 11 10:00:30 2017, original submission:

I'm trying to set up an external editor for Octave 4.2.1

First, I choose "Edit" Menu, then go to the "Preferences", click on the "Editor" tab, check "Use external editor", and put

xed %f

in the "command line" field, but when I try to open a file from the File Browser, it opens several empty files instead.



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