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string-editor

string-editor

Edit a string using $EDITOR from within your node app.

npm install string-editor

Usage

var edit = require('string-editor');
 
// this launches your $EDITOR with a tmp file containing "hello world" 
edit('hello world', function(err, result) {
    // when you are done editing result will contain the string 
    console.log(result);
});

Sometimes it can be useful to set an filename to help your editor to enable highlighting etc.

// we pass app.js as a filename to help with highlighting 
edit('var a = 42;', 'app.js', function(err, result) {
    console.log(result);
})

Note that app.js will still be a tmp file

License

MIT