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Bug 2536 - crontab has a hardcoded reference to /bin/vi
crontab has a hardcoded reference to /bin/vi
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: vixie-cron (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Crutcher Dunnavant
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Reported: 1999-05-04 08:01 EDT by Thomas Zehetbauer
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-04-10 18:02:52 EDT
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Description Thomas Zehetbauer 1999-05-04 08:01:50 EDT
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 10:34:59 EDT
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

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

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