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Re: crontab -e broke

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  • Bram Moolenaar
    ... Set backupcopy to yes . :help crontab . -- You can tune a file system, but you can t tuna fish -- man tunefs /// Bram Moolenaar -- Bram@Moolenaar.net
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 27, 2005
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      Eugene M. Minkovskii wrote:

      > I'm use vim on FreeBSD 5.3 now. I trying bouth vim6.3 whitout
      > patchs and vim6.3 whith patch 1-62.
      > I type:
      >
      > bash-3.00$ export EDITOR=vim
      > bash-3.00$ crontab -e
      >
      > and after saving crontab changes, I'll get following error:
      >
      > crontab: temp file must be edited in place
      >
      > About this we see in man crontab following:
      >
      > -e Edit the current crontab using the editor specified by the VISUAL
      > or EDITOR environment variables. The specified editor MUST edit
      > the file in place; any editor that unlinks the file and recreates
      > it cannot be used. After you exit from the editor, the modified
      > crontab will be installed automatically.
      >
      > Hmm. I'll try to remove my .vimrc and crontab install correctly,
      > but when I use empty .vimrc, crontab broken again.
      >
      > Have you any ideas?

      Set 'backupcopy' to "yes". ":help crontab".

      --
      You can tune a file system, but you can't tuna fish
      -- man tunefs

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