Jennifer Zelazny May 5, 2008 16 Comments Because I always forget…to change the text editor that svn uses with the commit messages, just type in this command (if you use bash): export SVN_EDITOR=vi *Substitute vi for your editor of choice. **Personally, I once was a pico/nano fan, then I moved to emacs, and now I am a vi person. Tagged: subversion, SVN 16 thoughts on “HOWTO Change the SVN Editor” May 6th, 2008 Ben Do you frequently need to include a lengthy message? I practically always simply use the -m option to specify a message on the command line. Reply March 2nd, 2010 Javier Thanks, this was exactly what I was looking for. Reply March 15th, 2010 jasonmog ben it’s needed to resolve conflicts Reply April 5th, 2010 Joshua Pinter Thanks man. Worked great. J Reply September 14th, 2010 Julian Grosso! Buen tip che Reply September 20th, 2010 Mat Thanks man. I searched a long time to know this setting. Reply September 20th, 2010 Mat Personally perfect when you use svn:externals or svn:ignore commande. To set permanently on your ENV, with bash shell, add this line to your ~/.bachrc file: export SVN_EDITOR=vim 🙂 Reply September 23rd, 2010 Jen Thanks! Reply June 10th, 2011 Alfonso Great! I knew this option had to be somewhere! Thanks! Reply March 22nd, 2012 Christian If you use svn with cmd.exe on Windows you can do it in the similar way. Create a new Environment Variable and set it’s value for example to notepad Reply May 11th, 2013 Vinicius Pires Thanks, dude! Also is a good idea to put this setting inside a initializer to your shell.. In case you are using Bash, that would be editing ~/.bashrc (or ~/.bash_profile) and putting this command there… Reply March 21st, 2020 Kousalya T how to set up SVN_EDITOR for cent os 7?? Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Comment Name * Email * Web site Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.