I’m a fan of the Daily Vim. While reading, I came across the old long command line edit: http://dailyvim.blogspot.com/2009/06/easier-command-line-editing.html
Since I don’t have emacs installed (fire away) after Pressing CTRL-x CTRL-e to edit the command, this is what I got:
bash: /usr/bin/emacs: No such file or directory
There is a simple fix for this:
sudo ln -s vim /usr/bin/emacs
I’m sure there is a correct way to do this, but this is what I did and it has worked well for me so far.