[nSLUG] crontab help

Daniel Morrison draker at gmail.com
Fri Nov 2 16:12:52 ADT 2007


On 02/11/2007, Rick Burdon <burdonrc at gmail.com> wrote:
> At least you know it has nothing to do with the editor.

No, we haven't established that.

Typing 'crontab -e' generates the message 'skipping XX old session files'.

Vikram also wrote that typing just  '$EDITOR' gives the same message.

Therefore that message comes from emacs.

In a later message vikram said:

> $echo $EDITOR
> $/usr/local/bin/nano
>
> $crontab -e
> skipping 14 old session files

So emacs is still running, not nano.  Why?  I don't think Vikram followed Rick's
instructions correctly.

Try:

export EDITOR=/usr/local/bin/nano
crontab -e

(I did just test it - if the variable is NOT exported, then crontab -e does not
pick it up).

-D.



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