The configuration parameter TEXTEDITOR specifies the command to launch a text editor. A %d code in the value string is replaced by a line number. The text editor is launched as a separate process outside the direct control of rigiedit.
To change or override the parameter, see § or §.
For a non-graphical editor under Unix, you may need to launch the editor indirectly through the X client xterm. For example, TEXTEDITOR can be set to xterm -e vi +%d to run vi as your editor.