The sm_edit utility is not a text editor. Instead, it uses the text editor specified by one of the following means:

  • SM_EDITOR environment variable, as described in “Environment variables for users” on page 140.

  • VISUAL environment variable

  • EDITOR environment variable

  • If the SM_EDITOR, VISUAL or EDITOR environment variables are not defined, sm_edit uses the following:

    • Edit program on UNIX

      You can also specify the editor that sm_edit should use by providing the --editor argument when invoking the utility.