Comment_Editor Initialization Variable

Specifies the editor that is used to enter comments. This initialization variable applies only to the Visual SourceSafe command line utility SS (Ss.exe).

Comment_Editor = <editor executable file>

Usually the Visual SourceSafe command line utility prompts you for comments. This variable overrides this default behavior by allowing you to specify an editor to use for entry of comments. Setting this variable to blank restores prompt-driven comment entry.

The Editor initialization variable specifies an editor to use for viewing files or entering comments. If the Editor initialization variable is set, you can use the Comment_Editor initialization variable to override the selected editor for comments but continue to use it for viewing files.

You can set this variable in your Ss.ini file directly or in Visual SourceSafe Explorer. In Visual SourceSafe Explorer, use the SourceSafe Options dialog box, Command Line Options tab. Select the Use editor to prompt for comments check box, and specify the editor to use.

Sets B.exe as the editor for entering comments:

Comment_Editor = C:\Editors\B.exe
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