Re: Script to help users to report a BUG

From: Jesper Juhl
Date: Thu Jun 23 2005 - 14:30:28 EST

On 6/23/05, randy_dunlap <rdunlap@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, 23 Jun 2005 20:24:15 +0200 Jesper Juhl wrote:
> | On 6/23/05, randy_dunlap <rdunlap@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> | >
> | > 6. Use $EDITOR instead of vim if it is defined (set).
> | >
> | Wouldn't the very best be to try and find the editor to use in the
> | following order? :
> |
> | A) the value of $EDITOR (if set)
> | B) the value of $VISUAL (if set)
> | C) the first editor in a hardcoded list that exists and is executable
> | (a list could contain for example; vim, vi, elvis, joe, jove, nano,
> | pico, mcedit, emacs )...
> Yes, that sounds better to me.

A similar thing could be done for sending the email;

Look for known email clients - like mutt, pine, elm, check they exist
and are executable, then check if sendmail is available. Present the
user with a list of the email clients found (and sendmail, if found
and local MTA process is running) and then ask them to pick their
prefered email client/sending method from the list.

Jesper Juhl <jesper.juhl@xxxxxxxxx>
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