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Re: crontab and editors (was Re: Editor Priorities)

Steve Greenland <steveg@moregruel.net> writes:
> Richard Kettlewell <richardk@chiark.greenend.org.uk> wrote: 
>> Steve Greenland <steveg@moregruel.net> writes:

>>> * Edits files in place, rather than moving/copying +20
>>> See crontab(1) for why.
>> Why can't crontab be fixed?
> Crontab isn't broken[1]. 

Well, it certainly sounds like it's broken to me...

> [1] Hint: Files in /tmp. Symlinks. Root crontab. 

...and it sounds from this like the bug is the use of /tmp.  Why is it
impossible to put the temporary crontab somewhere else?


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