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Change & Set the Default crontab Editor

13/11/2013 Categories: Système Tags: , , , ,
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Most hardcore command line users and unix geeks love vi, but I prefer nano. If you want to change your default crontab editor to nano, here’s how to do this:

For a one time edit, launch the terminal and type:

EDITOR=nano crontab -e

If you want to set nano as your default editor in general, you use this command:

export EDITOR=nano

Now when you go to edit crontab, nano will be the default editor than vi. You can test this by typing:

crontab -e

Looking beyond Mac OS X, this should work in Linux as well.

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