Bug 2536

Summary: crontab has a hardcoded reference to /bin/vi
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Thomas Zehetbauer <thomasz>
Component: vixie-cronAssignee: Crutcher Dunnavant <crutcher>
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Description Thomas Zehetbauer 1999-05-04 12:01:50 UTC
crontab uses a hardcoded reference to /bin/vi as editor but
vi is /usr/bin/vi with the current VIM package.

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-05-04 14:34:59 UTC
Not true:

krusty 531 bash$ ls -al /bin/vi
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root     root       552808 Mar 25 17:40 /bin/vi*
krusty 532 bash$ rpm -qf /bin/vi
vim-minimal-5.3-7

A quick "strings -a /usr/bin/crontab" gives one hope that
EDITOR/VISUAL are honored also.