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Re: xvile as external editor for Joplin

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: xvile as external editor for Joplin
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2021 18:51:47 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.10.1 (2018-07-13)

On Thu, Apr 01, 2021 at 04:49:57PM +0100, Gerard Lally wrote:
> Hi.
> It is possible to edit notes in the Joplin notes app using an external
> editor. Unfortunately, xvile freezes when I try to do so.
> joplinapp dot org
> No cursor, scrollbar or menus appear either. How to start troubleshooting?

hmm - some library conflict, perhaps.  I'd make joplin run a shell script
which calls the actual binary xvile, using the shell script to run strace
(to see what files it opens, including the shared libraries).

Making xvile fork on startup might be a workaround:

        xvile -fork
> I'm happy to edit using vile + xterm instead, if I know the magic formula!

        xterm -e vile whatever
> Tested on Slackware 14.2 and -current, and also on Debian -testing.
> All fully patched, and vile + xvile installed from Slackbuilds /
> Debian repos.
> Gerard Lally

Thomas E. Dickey <>

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