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RE: cron editor

On 21-Jul-2000 Erik van der Meulen wrote:
> Dear list, this seems a silly issue but I cannot get around it.
> I just installed cron on a new Potato system. If I do a 'crontab -e' I
> get a strange editor, unlike vim which I get on met 2.1 box.
> Is there a way to change this behaviour?

it reads the value of $EDITOR from the shell and defaults to ae otherwise.  In
your .bashrc place:

export EDITOR

this helps in many places.

as an extra setting PAGER=less will use less instead of more for things like
man page viewing.

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