[lxc-users] lxc config edit $container - how to change the editor (defaults to vim.tiny)?

Stéphane Graber stgraber at stgraber.org
Sun Oct 13 16:05:17 UTC 2019

Oh and I forgot to mention, you can also use the longer approach of doing:

 lxc config show $container > config.yaml
 <editor of choice> config.yaml
 lxc config edit $container < config.yaml

On Sun, Oct 13, 2019 at 12:04 PM Stéphane Graber <stgraber at stgraber.org>

> Because snaps must be self-contained, we actually have to ship the text
> editors inside the snap...
> Shipping the full build of vim isn't practical as it's linking against
> python3, pulling all of python along with it.
> So right now the snap includes both vim.tiny and nano, you can choose
> which you want through the EDITOR env variable.
> We've also very recently fixed support for .vimrc so if you want to try to
> configure vim.tiny to be more usable, you can write a vimrc for it in
> ~/snap/lxd/current/.vimrc
> Stéphane
> On Sun, Oct 13, 2019 at 11:13 AM Tomasz Chmielewski <mangoo at wpkg.org>
> wrote:
>> In the last week or two, my lxd servers installed from snap start
>> "vim.tiny" when I use "lxc config edit $container".
>> It used to use vim before (I think - vim.tiny has arrow keys messed up,
>> and they used to work as expected before).
>> How to change the editor to something else, i.e. proper/full vim?
>> Tomasz Chmielewski
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> Stéphane

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