I believe I can do something like
export EDITOR=vi, but I'm not sure what exactly to enter, and where.
How can I set "vi" as my default editor?
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You should add it to your shell’s configuration file. For Bash, this is
~/.bash_profile. You should also set
$VISUAL, as some programs (correctly) use that instead of
EDITOR). Additionally, unless you know why, you should set it to
vim instead of
TL;DR, add the following to your shell configuration (probably
export VISUAL=vim export EDITOR="$VISUAL"
As mentioned by Pablo Bianchi in a comment, you can run
And it will ask you which editor to use. If you don't see vim as an option, run
apt install vim
And try again.