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213 - Editor on Linux

Some Linux Based OS does not comes with your favorites editor. And maybe in some case the default editor is not the one you are used to.
For example, you need to update the crontab:

# crontab -e

pico or nano, (for example) opens up.

If you personally have a preference for VI and you wanted to change it to the editor you are used to.

To update the default editor you simply need to execute:

# export VISUAL='vi'

Now when you run:

# crontab -e

 

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