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Re: cron editor

On Fri, Jul 21, 2000 at 03:06:02PM -0700, Sean 'Shaleh' Perry wrote:
> 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:
> EDITOR=myeditor
> 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.
Very sensible settings.
I actually purge ae, I pretty much hate that #!^*~+´ editor, and I have
removed nvi for vim (vi deluxe), and am very happy.

Midnight Commander can also use $EDITOR and $PAGER, which makes it a lot
nicer ...


UNIX, reach out and grep someone!

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