How to change the default editor when running crontab -eMar 17th, 2012 | By admin | Category: Linux / Freebsd
So you’re sick and tired of editing crontab with an unfamiliar editor are you? Well you’ve come to the right place 🙂
Go into your users home directory, or into /root if you are wanting to change for root (obviously) and edit ~/.bashrc . Simply add the following line to the bottom of it:
or whatever the path to your editor of choice is. Save the file, exit terminal, re-open terminal and you’re good to go.
Alternatively you can use the following command:
sudo update-alternatives –config editor
But I can’t say I have any idea what this does differently than the method mentioned above, nor do I care to find out.. So if you know the different outcomes of using these 2 methods please feel free to post a comment below. Thanks