Bug 21288 - Bug in editor invocation
Bug in editor invocation
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: less (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Karsten Hopp
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2000-11-23 16:47 EST by martin
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:30 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-11-23 16:47:42 EST
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Description martin 2000-11-23 16:47:40 EST
When you view a file with a space in name and press 'v' to edit it,
it runs the editor with the first part of name only.
(instead of 'hello world' it opens 'hello')

Some more funny example is 

$ less "yup; rm work.c"
(if you press 'v' then, it will remove your work.c)

It seems that less uses system() instead of fork() & exec() ...
Comment 1 Karsten Hopp 2000-11-27 10:14:14 EST
Setting your $LESSEDIT to "%E ?lm+%lm. '%f'" should help. I'll fix this in the
Rawhide package.

Thanks for the bugreport !

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