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Old 05-22-2002
Thanks for the clarification LivinFree.

Okay, maybe it is not absolutely foolproof, but it is somewhat foolproof. In a corporate setting, it is very good practice to use this methodology. In this era of CYA, cover your A**, anything to help prevent problems is desirable.
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Old 05-23-2002
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Originally posted by Kelam_Magnus
Thanks for the clarification LivinFree.

Okay, maybe it is not absolutely foolproof, but it is somewhat foolproof. In a corporate setting, it is very good practice to use this methodology. In this era of CYA, cover your A**, anything to help prevent problems is desirable.
I always thought that was "Conserve Your Assets". Smilie

Couldn't the EDITOR value to pointed as somehting more "friendly" like ee for those that do not know the glory of vi yet?
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Old 05-24-2002
I didn't even think about that...

If you're on a system that has something like pico installed, you could actually do this:

export VISUAL=/usr/bin/pico
crontab -e

I just tested this on a linux box, and it worked OK...
 

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