Re: how to use crontab and cron.daily

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nigel henry wrote:
> On Friday 07 July 2006 22:43, Todd Zullinger wrote:
> Use crontab -e to edit your crontab.  This will open your editor
> (specified by the $VISUAL or $EDITOR variables) where you can
> create/edit as you like.  When you exit, your crontab will be
> installed.  User crontabs are stored in /var/spoool/cron/$USER, IIRC.
>> Right. OK. Thanks to you Todd, and to Mikkel. I don't expect anyone to hold my 
>> hand through this, but crontab -e brings up a blank page with some short line 
>> markers on the left side, and "/tmp/crontab.3449" OL, OC at the bottom of the 
>> page. How do I find out which editor this is using? I've used nano a bit, but 
>> not vi, or emacs. I've been through man 5 crontab a few times, but it only 
>> shows you the layout for setting up crontab.
>> A couple of hints would be usefull.
If you have not changed things, you are using a version of vi. You
can check that by running "echo $EDITOR" and "echo $VISUAL". If
nether command returns anything, then you have not set the editor to
use, so it defaults to vi. If you want to use Nano, then try running
"export EDITOR=nano" before running "crontab -e". For the format you
need in the file, try "man 5 crontab" and see if that helps..


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