Change your crontab editor

Filed Under Tools | 2007-06-17, 21:33

For those that use *nix, crontab is a wonderful tool. But when you’re working on a new server and crontab -e is bringing up the dreaded vi to edit it, I cringe. I know some people swear by vi, but I’m a pico or nano man myself. So the first thing I do is add the following to the .profile file in my home directory:

EDITOR=pico; export EDITOR