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Default crontab editor

Linux / Techcomment

I was working on some sysadmin tasks on a freshly installed server, and I found out the crontab editor was not what I expected it to be. I really like vi (or vim) for command line editing, so I wanted 'crontab -e' to use vi instead of something else. To make that happen, I put this into my bashrc file (location: ~/.bashrc):

export VISUAL=vi

I keep forgetting this, so I decided to blog it. Don't forget to reload the bashrc by doing this:
source ~/.bashrc

And vi will be at your service!