ARCHIVED: In Pine, how do I change my editor?

Note: Pine is not available on any central UITS systems. UITS does not support the use of Pine at Indiana University.

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The default editor for Pine is Pico, but you can change this to Emacs or vi as follows:

  1. At Pine's Main Menu, press s for Setup, and then c for Config.
  2. You will see a long list of configuration options. Use your arrow keys to find and highlight "enable-alternate-editor-implicitly". Press Enter so that there is an "X" in the box.
  3. Use your arrow keys to find and highlight "editor = <No Value Set>".
  4. Press a for Add, and enter the name of the editor you want to use.
  5. Press e for Exit Config. When prompted, press y to save your changes and return to Pine's Main Menu.

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Last modified on 2009-12-01 00:00:00.

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