I am running a file in LaTeX (through TeX Live with Notepad++ editor) it is having error; when I am entering the errorstopmode e on the console the TeX file is not opening in the editor, but I want to open in NotePad++ to the error line, how to change the default editor from LaTeX?

  • tex.stackexchange.com/questions/305062/… perhaps?
    – Joseph Wright
    Dec 6, 2019 at 10:20
  • For example, on Windows if I do set TEXEDIT=texworks --position=+%d "%s, I get TeXworks opening as requested
    – Joseph Wright
    Dec 6, 2019 at 10:22
  • @Joseph Wright, I had tried, and changed to notepad++ in the TEXEDIT its creating a new file ``-position=+4" and opening this file in the notepadd++, not going in the compiled file
    – pdy_tam
    Dec 6, 2019 at 10:28
  • I guess you need to know what the right arguments are for Notepad++: that's off-topic here ...
    – Joseph Wright
    Dec 6, 2019 at 10:43

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You need to set TEXEDIT, either in texmf.cnf or perhaps easier by setting the appropriate environmental variable. The latter can be done for testing at the command line

set TEXEDIT="<path>\notepad++.exe" -n%d %s

then fixed more permanently using the Control Panel.

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