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Re: Adding with-editor to Emacs?

From: Manuel Giraud
Subject: Re: Adding with-editor to Emacs?
Date: Mon, 04 Sep 2023 10:21:15 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13)

Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:


>> Not really I guess.  I don't know how to set EDITOR correctly to do the
>> following:
>>    - M-x shell
>>    - ssh remote-server
>>    - su -l
>>    - vipw  --> open a new buffer in *this* Emacs
>> But, I could do this with with-editor and eshell (maybe it could work
>> for M-x shell also, I don't know) as follow:
>>    - C-x C-f /ssh:remote-server|su::
>>    - M-x eshell
>>    - vipw  --> and here it works, opening an Emacs buffer through
>>                emacsclient so I could edit and C-c C-c when done
> You've lost me here.  You assume I know what with-editor does?

Ok, I might be lost also (as I said I'm not an expert of everything
with-editor does).  I'll try to rephrase.  with-editor is able to
correctly set EDITOR to have any shell command that need editing appear
into an Emacs buffer locally.  Such command might be over a ssh session
or into a sudo for instance.

So I guess you're right it is just a matter of setting EDITOR after all.
But I think that this is the hard part that with-editor does for you.
Manuel Giraud

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