Just wondering the above.

So far I've tried:

export EDITOR=$(which nano)
export SUDO_EDITOR=$(which nano)
export VISUAL=$(which nano)

in both ~/.bashrc and /root/.bashrc, as well as

Defaults        editor="/usr/bin/nano"

in /etc/sudoers and then logging out and back in again.

None of the above has worked. Any ideas?

  • Whose .bashrc? Yours or roots?
    – markgraf
    Jul 14 at 18:59

If you have export EDITOR=$(which nano) in your homes .bashrc, try sudo -E crontab -e.

You become root through sudo, so no need to specify the root-user for crontab. The -E preserves your users environment.

  • That worked, thanks!
    – jdrch
    Jul 15 at 0:02

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