Preferred Text Editor (Options Dialog Box)
Specifies the text editor you want to use to create and open text files, and allows you to use that editor to browse for the source of a message in text files.
- Text editor—Allows you to select a text editor to create and open text files. You can select Quartus® Prime Text Editor, or an external text editor from the list. If you select an external text editor, you must specify the directory path and name of the text editor application you want to use to create and open text files.
the file name and line number of command-line options that apply to
the specified external text editor. You must type these
command-line options if you want to locate the source of a message
at a specific line number of a text file; otherwise, the external
editor opens the text file in which the source of the message is
located. You can either type the directory path and name of the
editor in the Command-line
box, or browse to locate the text editor application. Quotation
marks are inserted automatically and are required when there are
spaces in the path to the executable.
For Linux workstations, if you are using the external text editor
feature with a text editor that does not open in its own window,
you must use the
xtermcommand. If you do not use the
xtermcommand, the Quartus® Prime software might stop responding. To add the
xtermcommand, type the following information in the Command-line box: <path>/
-e<path>/<editor>. You can ignore the message: Can't find executable file. Most external text editors use their own command-line syntax for the Command-line box, as shown in the following examples:
%f+%l -p %p