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There are lots of people that love using Vim in command line. I prefer Nano and this is a quick guide to changing your system to use Nano.

EDITOR=nano crontab -e

To save permanently you can run the following command to set Nano as the default editor.

export VISUAL=nano; crontab -e

To revert to Vim run the following if you prefer Vim is better.

export VISUAL=vim
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