#2426 F33 System-Wide Change: Make nano the default editor
Closed: Accepted 11 months ago by churchyard. Opened 11 months ago by bcotton.

Let's make Fedora more approachable, by having a default editor that doesn't require specialist knowledge to use.


What about micro? It seems to be even better.

+1

This change is long overdue, IMHO. nano is a good default editor for Fedora.

What about micro? It seems to be even better.

It's pretty fat to install, and we struggle to meet the boundaries for the ISO as it currently stands. Also, we already have nano preinstalled, and there's a wealth of existing "practice" from other distros that default to GNU nano already (e.g. the entire Debian family).

I am personally very fond of micro, but I think nano is more conservative default. That's also what the change owners proposed and I am +1 to that.

+1

Next time we can change it to ed.

OK, the size argument is reasonable.

+1

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11 months ago

Metadata Update from @churchyard:
- Issue close_status updated to: Accepted
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11 months ago

Metadata Update from @bcotton:
- Issue untagged with: F33
- Issue set to the milestone: Fedora 33

6 months ago

I removed nano, now I am getting this error message.

✗ git commit -av 
hint: Waiting for your editor to close the file... fatal: cannot run /usr/bin/nano: No such file or directory
error: unable to start editor '/usr/bin/nano'
Please supply the message using either -m or -F option.

Why doesn't it fallback to nvim or vim?

You need to restart your session. The old config is present in an environment variable.

Metadata Update from @zbyszek:
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- Issue set to the milestone: None (was: Fedora 33)

2 months ago

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