wiki:linux_external_editors

The Linux version of Mulberry supports use of an external editor for editing drafts. To use this you need to configure the editor command into the (Advanced) Preferences/Outgoing/Editor? preferences panel. When doing so you may need some command line options for the editor to correctly work with Mulberry. The list below shows what options are needed for various text editors on Linux. Note that the "%s" substitution string is needed to indicate the file name of the temporary file Mulberry creates for editing. What Mulberry does is write out a temporary file with the current draft text, then spawn a process for the editor using the given command line and set to edit the temporary file. Mulberry then waits for the editor to exit (note that Mulberry must remain the parent process of the editor in order to be signaled when the editor exits). When the editor exits, Mulberry reads in the temporary file and replaces the current draft text with the text read in.

EditorCommand
emacsemacs %s
gvimgvim -f %s

How to invoke the external editor on a existing draft??? You can add a button to the toolbar External Edit. Is there an equivalent menu option and/or keyboard shortcut to invoke the external editor?

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