Run External Editor

Stelios Stylianou stelios at
Thu Oct 17 12:45:16 EDT 2013

Has there been any reply on how to use an external editor per Richmond's description?


On Oct 15, 2013, at 1:18 PM, Richmond <richmondmathewson at> wrote:

> Just had a poke around in Metacard 4.5 and opened the menuItem
> /Tools/Script Profiler
> and then clicked on the button "Edit Script"
> in the scriptEditor there is a menuItem
> /Tools/Run External Editor
> unfortunately in Linux (UbuntuStudio 13.10) clicking on it seemed to do little but
> close the inbuilt scriptEditor.
> Now, it does seem odd that that possibility was there a while back in the Metacard IDE
> which is supposedly "more primitive" than the LiveCode IDE, yet is not rolled into the
> Livecode IDE.
> I would be most grateful if someone (Klaus, Jacque, Richard) could explain how one
> goes about connecting-up an external scriptEditor so that when one clicks on
> /Tools/Run External Editor and external editor is launched ad the script under consideration
> is pasted across to it, and in the other direction once editing has finished.
> Richmond.
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