$Editor

The name of the text editor software for editing programs.

Syntax

$editor

Return Value

A character string. Can be reset by an application program.

Description

The name of a text editor.

Each time you start a new application session, $Editor is set, by default, to the name of an editor commonly used on the current operating system, or to the value of the editor in the registry. The variable is often reset by the application program to the name of the preferred text editing package.

The name should include the full disk path, if necessary. The special file path indicator characters can be used.

The value of this variable is used by the EDIT command.

Example

let $editor = "c:\dos\edit.com"

 

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