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Edit crontab with nano in centos the easyway

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Edit crontab with NANO on centos (crontab -e)
Posted September 25th, 2013 by Ben & filed under CentOS.

Problem: I don’t know where my root users crontab file is, and this doesn’t usually matter because using the command ‘crontab -e’ opens it for editing anyway… but it opens in VI and I am too stupid / lazy / in a rush to use VI.

Solution: The -e switch makes the file open in whatever the default editor for the environment is. To override this, pass the EDITOR environment var to the command when it’s run:

sudo env EDITOR=nano crontab -e
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