Problem with cron

Joe Zeff joe at
Sat Mar 23 21:43:44 UTC 2013

On 03/23/2013 11:56 AM, Steven Stern wrote:
> One of those things that can bite you in the butt is that the
> environment for /bin/sh might be different than than in /bin/bash,
> especially as invoked by cron.

Somebody suggested adding something new to crontab and seeing if it 
works.  I tried it.  Alas, even though I have both EDITOR and VISUAL set 
in both .bashrc and .bash_profile, crontab -e insists on invoking vi, an 
editor that I despise, and refuse to learn.  (I prefer nano, and have 
that set as my default editor for EVERYTHING in a terminal.)  Does 
anybody know how to force crontab to do what I want, not what it's 
author wants?

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