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bug #59797: [Wish] improve the interface toward external tools

Submitted by:  Marco Diego AurĂ©lio Mesquita <marcodiego>
Submitted on:  Fri 01 Jan 2021 08:40:28 PM UTC  
Severity:  1 - Wish Status:  Need Info
Assigned to:  None Open/Closed:  Open

Wed 14 Apr 2021 10:03:27 AM UTC, comment #2: 

There was a short discussion on the mailing list [1], but
I've not seen any concrete example of what would need to be added and what this would allow the user to do.

[1] https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/nano-devel/2021-01/msg00000.html

Benno Schulenberg <bens>
Project Administrator
Sat 02 Jan 2021 10:40:32 AM UTC, comment #1: 

The place for discussing possible improvements is the nano-devel mailing list.  When you send email there, please be sure to make your email self-contained: do /not/ require people to click on any URL in order to understand what you are proposing, what your proposed change would enable external tools to do, and why this is worth the trouble modifying nano for.

Benno Schulenberg <bens>
Project Administrator
Fri 01 Jan 2021 08:40:28 PM UTC, original submission:  

I was thinking on improving the way nano run external tools. I particularly like how gedit runs them, specially environment variables that are used to pass information from the editor to the external tools.

I would like to have the same possibilities (and more) in gnu nano. So, considering https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Gedit/Plugins/ExternalTools , I thought it could be a good idea to make nano call external tools with at least the following environment variables:


What do you think?

Marco Diego Aurélio Mesquita <marcodiego>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2021-04-14 bens StatusNone => Need Info
    2021-01-02 bens Severity3 - Normal => 1 - Wish
        SummaryImprove external tools => [Wish] improve the interface toward external tools

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