how to use crontab and cron.daily

Scott R. Godin scott.g at
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
> only 
> 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 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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