Change the default crontab editor – Bash

Posted by | Posted in Bash, Code, Command-Line, Cron, Guides, Linux, OS X | Posted on 30-01-2011

You can change your default crontab (crontab -e) by setting the EDITOR environment variable in BASH:

hostname# which vi
/usr/bin/vi
hostname# export EDITOR=/usr/bin/vi
hostname# set | grep EDITOR
EDITOR=/usr/bin/vi
_=EDITOR
hostname#

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