External editor with parameters not working?


I tried the following thing:
1) export EDITOR="emacs -nw"
2) mc
3) (with internal editor disabled) go to some file and press F4

This opens emacs with the file, however it does not open it in
terminal (which should be done with -nw switch) but in new window in
X. (as if it somehow ignored -nw). If I run the following in shell:

$EDITOR file

it opens file as expected. Why does mc not do that?

I tried setting EDITOR to "vim -R" and again when run from mc, it does
not honor -R switch.

I have version 4.8.12 (which comes from Fedora 21 package).


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