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active  Topic # 324  shared Thunderbird profile between Windows and Linux and External Editor

05/09/2011 @ 05:21
by xuphys

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External Editor is a very great extension for thunderbird.

 I'm using Windows and Linux, and the two thunderbirds share one profile folder, thus I have the same settings of external editor on both the two OSes. I'm using gvim as my external editor; however, on windows, the editor is set to "gvim.exe --nofork", while on Linux it should be "gvim --nofork". Can External Editor automatically append an ".exe" to the executables? Life would be much eaiser.

Thanks for your extension.
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27/06/2012 @ 23:16
by ludo

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I'm quite knew to thunderbird but a simple workaround to your problem may be to define:
alias gvim.exe=gvim
somewere were linux execute it at startup (since thunderbird is used in grafical mode I would put it in your ~/.xinirc but other place may be better suited)
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28/06/2012 @ 00:15
by ludo

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I clearly mispelled the file : ~/.xinitrc
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