Using a Preferred Editor in VSQL

SarahLSarahL Administrator, Moderator, Employee, Registered User, VerticaExpert, CABuser, VerticaPartners
edited April 2018 in Vertica Tips

Jim Knicely. authored this tip.

The vsql \e and \edit meta-commands let you edit the query buffer (or specified file) with an external editor. The default editor on Linux is vi and notepad.exe on Windows systems. Because vsql searches the environment variables VSQL_EDITOR, EDITOR, and VISUAL (in that order) for an editor to use, you can set one to your preferred editor!

Example:

[[email protected] ~]$ export EDITOR=vim

For folks that use vsql and the editor VIM, you can enable syntax highlight by adding the following lines to ~/.vimrc ::wink:

if $_ == "/opt/vertica/bin/vsql"
      set syntax=sql
endif

Have Fun!

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