There is no documentation on how to configure shelve to use external editor

Bug #517660 reported by Alexander Belchenko
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
Neil Martinsen-Burrell

Bug Description

Aaron Bentley said that new feature for shelve command to invoke external editor for selecting changes to keep/shelving was merged to bzr 2.1.0b3, but in 2.1.0rc1 I found no documentation on how to use it.

Thanks to Aaron help in IRC it's require to add the line below to configuration file (bazaar.conf or branch one):

change_editor = vimdiff -fo @new_path @old_path

There: "@new_path" is replaced with the path of the new version of the file, "@old_path" is replaced with the path of the old version of the file.

So user supposed to edit new version of the file to get the desired end result.

After change_editor has configured `bzr shelve` in its hunk help provides new choice: "e" letter to invoke specified editor.

Tags: doc easy

Related branches

Martin Pool (mbp)
tags: added: doc easy
Changed in bzr:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
Vincent Ladeuil (vila)
Changed in bzr:
assignee: nobody → Neil Martinsen-Burrell (nmb)
milestone: none → 2.3b3
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Vincent Ladeuil (vila)
Changed in bzr:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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