vi is a wonderful, full feature text editor. However, some might lack experience with vi and prefer a simpler text editor for quick configuration and crontab edits.


Install nano

Installing nano is done using the yum system.

yum -y install nano

Now that we know it is installed, run this:


nano /etc/bashrc

Then add this line at the bottom

export EDITOR="nano"

Then log out and login again. Next time you do certain functions like edit the crontab, nano will be the default editor.


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