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Old 04-05-2004, 01:59 AM   #1
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how can I change the default editor (vipw, crontab -e) or pager?

when I launch, for example, vipw or crontab -e the system launch the default editor as VI, how can I change it?

when I check the man pages, the system uses the default pager, less, how can I change it?

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Old 04-05-2004, 01:45 PM   #2
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Usually (in bash)
export EDITOR="vim" (or whatever)
will do but crontab didn't seem happy. So
export VISUAL="vim" (or whatever)
got it.

The pager and the editor are different things. But you can change that, too - just export your PAGER as 'more' or whatever.


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