Sunday, February 04, 2007

Set EDITOR Variable for vi

Do you ever have problems displaying vi in the xterm or cmdtool windows? Your EDITOR variable may have not been set correctly. Here is a simple fix.

Bourne shell:
# sh
# EDITOR=vi; export EDITOR

C shell:
# csh
# setenv EDITOR vi

I had to use these procedures today because I was having problems displaying text the crontab with crontab -e.

By the way, you can add this type of information into your initialization files ($HOME/.cshrc, $HOME/.kshrc, $HOME/.profile, etc).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

korne shell
set -o vi