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Bug 152968 - sdiff: subsidiary program $EDITOR failed
Summary: sdiff: subsidiary program $EDITOR failed
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 152967
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: diffutils
Version: 3.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tim Waugh
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-03-31 14:59 UTC by Rangan Chidambara Kuttalam Pillai
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-03-31 15:00:58 UTC
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Description Rangan Chidambara Kuttalam Pillai 2005-03-31 14:59:15 UTC
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Description of problem:
sdiff shows the following error while making changes using the editor.

sdiff: subsidiary program `$EDITOR` failed

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.echo hello >a; echo bye >b 
2.sdiff -o new a b 
3.Then enter 'eb' at % prompt.  This will bring up $EDITOR. 
4.Save, quit. 

Actual Results:  sdiff displays the following error.

sdiff: subsidiary program `$EDITOR` failed

Expected Results:  No error messages.

Additional info:

This bug has been already reported in gnu mailing list. 

Also a patch available at the URL
I tested the patch locally and it seem to resolve the problem.

Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2005-03-31 15:00:58 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 152967 ***

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