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Bug 2536 - crontab has a hardcoded reference to /bin/vi
Summary: crontab has a hardcoded reference to /bin/vi
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: vixie-cron
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Crutcher Dunnavant
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-05-04 12:01 UTC by Thomas Zehetbauer
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2001-04-10 22:02:52 UTC

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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

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

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