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12.9 .editor

The .editor command (usually abbreviated as .edit) invokes an external text editor on a temporary file. You can then put contents on that file, save it and exit the editor. At that point poke will read the file contents, turn them into a single line and execute them in the repl. If poke is not running interactively, then .editor does nothing.

The editor used is identified by the EDITOR environment variable.