AnyEvent::EditText - An easy way to startup a text editor

    Version 0.2

       my $content = "Hello There!";

       AnyEvent::EditText::edit ($content, sub {
          my ($newcontent, $has_changed) = @_;

          if ($has_changed) {
             print "the content was edited";

    This little module will start a text editor in a seperate process
    without stopping the current process. Usually something like a terminal
    with a vim instance running in it will be started, but also a graphical
    editor could be used (like *gedit* or *gvim*).

    The editor will get the content passed to the "edit" routine as
    temporary file, and after you are done editing it (closed the editor)
    the callback will be called with the possibly new content.

  set_editor (@sysargs)
    This function configures the editor used. @sysargs is a list of
    arguments for the "system" function, which will be called like this by

       system (@sysargs, $filename);

    The default editor used will be:

       AnyEvent::EditText::set_editor ("rxvt", "-e", "vim");

  edit ($content, $callback)
    This routine will write $content to a temporary file, fork and call the
    editing process. After the process terminates the temporary file is read
    and erased.

    After that the content is sent back to the calling process, where the
    $callback is called with two arguments: The first will be the new
    content and the second a flag indicating whether the content has

    Robin Redeker, "<elmex at>"

    This module should probably first look in the environment to determine
    which editor and terminal to use. This will be fixed in the next

    Please report any bugs or feature requests to "bug-text-edit at", or through the web interface at
    <>. I will be
    notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your
    bug as I make changes.

    You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

        perldoc AnyEvent::EditText

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    Copyright 2007 Robin Redeker, all rights reserved. Copyright 2008 Robin
    Redeker, all rights reserved.

    This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
    under the same terms as Perl itself.