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Ken Kundert
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Cadence text editor
Mar 17th, 2015, 3:45pm
 
In the latest version of Cadence's ADE, it seems that it is now ignoring the EDITOR environment variable and using a built-in text editor when it comes time to either display or edit text views of design object.

For a long time user of vim, this is nothing short of a nightmare.

Does anybody know how to override this behavior and allow me to use the editor of my choice?

-Ken
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Re: Cadence text editor
Reply #1 - Mar 18th, 2015, 1:56am
 
Put envSetVal("textedit" "useExternalEditor" 'boolean t) in your .cdsinit file (see http://support.cadence.com/wps/mypoc/cos?uri=deeplinkmin:ViewSolution;solutionNu...).
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Reply #2 - Mar 18th, 2015, 12:47pm
 
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Using your suggestion, I also found that I could just put the following in my ~/.cdsenv file (they are equivalent):
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textedit useExternalEditor boolean t 



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