hazwaz.mixins module

class hazwaz.mixins.ExternalEditorMixin[source]

Bases: object

Add facilities to open a file in an external editor to a Command.

edit_file_in_external_editor(filepath: str) bool[source]

Open filepath in an external editor and wait for it to be closed.

Return whether opening the file was succesful. This tries to cycle through all editors listed in self.editors.

editors = [(None, '$EDITOR (set to {editor})'), ('sensible-editor', 'sensible-editor'), ('vi', 'vi')]

A list of editors to try.

Defaults to the value of $EDITOR, followed by sensible-editor, followed by vi as a last resort.

Each editor should be a tuple (<executable>, <name>), where <name> is printed in case of errors.

To write unittests that use this mixin, you can override this attribute with [("true", "true")].