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Old 11-04-2012, 04:07 AM   #1
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Question sudo crontab -e ... how to change to "vi" editor ?


Hi,

I have in /root/.bashrc settings:
export VISUAL="/usr/bin/vi"
export EDITOR="/usr/bin/vi -e"

if I type in root shell:
crontab -e -- it is vi.
in user:
sudo crontab -e -- it is nano editor ???

Can pleaase anybody to help me what else should I setup to have vi editor for "sudo crontab -e" ?

thank you,
kind reagrds,
M.
 
Old 11-04-2012, 04:12 AM   #2
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Try editing .bashrc in your home directory. Otherwise, sometimes there is a soft link: /usr/bin/editor, linked to /usr/bin/vim or /usr/bin/nano. Try

# ls -l /usr/bin/editor

I hope this helps.
 
Old 11-04-2012, 04:22 AM   #3
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Try editing .bashrc in your home directory. Otherwise, sometimes there is a soft link: /usr/bin/editor, linked to /usr/bin/vim or /usr/bin/nano. Try

# ls -l /usr/bin/editor

I hope this helps.
I have/had EDITOR/VISUAL properly configured.

I have
ls -lA /etc/alternatives/editor
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 18 Oct 14 19:33 /etc/alternatives/editor -> /usr/bin/vim.gnome

Last edited by masuch; 11-04-2012 at 06:58 AM.
 
Old 11-04-2012, 05:15 AM   #4
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Look in your sudoers file. There may be a definition "Defaults env_keep" that does not include EDITOR. I wouldn't allow a "crontab -e" in a sudoers anyway - might as well give them a shell.
 
Old 11-04-2012, 06:56 AM   #5
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Look in your sudoers file. There may be a definition "Defaults env_keep" that does not include EDITOR. I wouldn't allow a "crontab -e" in a sudoers anyway - might as well give them a shell.
thanks a lot ,
Quote:
Defaults env_keep=EDITOR
works just fine.
I have read that
Quote:
Defaults:user env_keep=EDITOR
could be working for that specific "user" , right ?

And where is specified that nano has to be used by default ?
In sudoers is no info about nano as an default editor and my env variables did not contain it either anywhere.
 
  


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