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Re: Adding with-editor to Emacs?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Adding with-editor to Emacs?
Date: Sun, 03 Sep 2023 18:34:55 +0300

> From: Manuel Giraud <manuel@ledu-giraud.fr>
> Cc: Jonas Bernoulli <jonas@bernoul.li>,  stefankangas@gmail.com,
>   emacs-devel@gnu.org,  rms@gnu.org
> Date: Sun, 03 Sep 2023 16:36:17 +0200
> >> - It provides some convenience functionality to use this from various
> >>   shells running inside Emacs.
> >
> > Can you provide details?  The above is too terse for me to understand
> > the functionality.
> Just my one 2 cents datapoint:
> I have this line in my init.el
> (add-hook 'eshell-mode-hook 'with-editor-export-editor)
> and now, I can do a standard Unix "crontab -e" or "vipw" to edit those
> special files from a remote eshell (be it via sudo, ssh whatever).

So we are talking about EDITOR settings missing from the shell init

(I believe "M-x shell" does read the shell's init file, doesn't it?)

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