Subject: bin/2520: pw_edit (libutil) only supports a simple EDITOR setting
To: None <gnats-bugs@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Jason Downs <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 06/05/1996 10:42:15
>Number:         2520
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       pw_edit (libutil) only supports a simple EDITOR setting
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people (Utility Bug People)
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Jun  5 14:05:03 1996
>Originator:     Jason Downs
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>Release:        NetBSD-current 05/18/96
System: NetBSD threadway 1.1B NetBSD 1.1B (THREADWAY-DDB) #4: Fri May 24 00:35:58 PDT 1996 downsj@threadway:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/THREADWAY-DDB i386

	pw_edit(), now in libutil, only supports a simple EDITOR setting.
	This becomes a rather major problem if, say, you're running a
	huge ISP where the default EDITOR is 'pico -t'.
	setenv EDITOR 'pico -t'
	Parsing the entire thing into argv/argc and switching exec*()
	calls is the only thing I can think of.