Edit the zsh buffer with your $EDITOR of choice
Published: Sunday, August 19, 2018
If you spend a lot of time in the shell you also probably edit a lot of commands, which at times can be tedious when they’re getting a bit to long and complex. Being able to easily fire up your
$EDITOR of choice when needed can therefore be a real blessing.
To make it work you need to add these lines to your configuration file
autoload -U edit-command-line zle -N edit-command-line bindkey '^I' edit-command-line
And don’t forget to set the
$EDITOR variable as well:
I have it bound to
Ctrl+I to be consistent with how I open the
$EDITOR in qutebrowser, but you’re free to bind it to what makes sense for you. And if you use the Vi-mode in zsh like me it’s probably a good idea to bind a key for it in the
normal mode as well:
bindkey -M vicmd '^I' edit-command-line
Save your changes and source your configuration with the command
source ~/.zshrc or just restart the shell for it to take effect.
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