how to use crontab and cron.daily
Scott R. Godin
scott.g at mhg2.com
Sat Jul 8 22:57:10 UTC 2006
On Sat, 2006-07-08 at 01:32 +0200, nigel henry wrote:
> Right. OK. Thanks to you Todd, and to Mikkel. I don't expect anyone to
> hold my
> hand through this, but crontab -e brings up a blank page with some
> short line
> markers on the left side, and "/tmp/crontab.3449" OL, OC at the bottom
> of the
> page. How do I find out which editor this is using? I've used nano a
> bit, but
> not vi, or emacs. I've been through man 5 crontab a few times, but it
> shows you the layout for setting up crontab.
> A couple of hints would be usefull.
it's vi, or possibly vim.
there's a great tutorial at http://www.vi-improved.com/ in a style
similar to IRC, if you're familiar with that.
Should get you up to speed with using vim's modes in no time.
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