Problem with cron

Ed Greshko Ed.Greshko at
Sat Mar 23 21:59:28 UTC 2013

On 03/24/13 05:43, Joe Zeff wrote:
> 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?

egreshko at meimei ~]$ export EDITOR=/usr/bin/nano
[egreshko at meimei ~]$ crontab -e

>From now on, at least during winter time, Im going to blame all spelling an grammar erros on the cat sitting on my chest every time I sit down at the computer....

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