Jump to an Editor in “more”
author: Nathan Acks
An editor can be invoked from
v; by default this tries to invoke $VISUAL, and then $EDITOR, and then just vi before giving up.
Note that using
! to invoke a command (!/bin/bash, etc.) won’t work, as by default
more is executing
$SHELL -c $COMMAND, which can fail if $SHELL is set to something exotic in /etc/passwd.
(Exotic shells in /etc/passwd can also cause commands executed via ssh to fail for the same reason.)