Problem with cron

Steven Stern subscribed-lists at
Sat Mar 23 23:06:36 UTC 2013

On 03/23/2013 04:43 PM, 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?

Suck it up!

Arrow to the last line of the file. Press SHIFT-A.  Press Enter.  Type
in your new line. Press ESC when done.  Press :.  Type q.  Press Enter.

-- Steve

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