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Re: Help:Can not edit crontab becuase of vi not found
- From: Brian Dessent <brian at dessent dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2005 15:15:11 -0800
- Subject: Re: Help:Can not edit crontab becuase of vi not found
- References: <BAY105-F1820E1EB93EFBF06E3F598E9290@phx.gbl>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
lin q wrote:
> "ls -l /usr/bin/vi" says 'ls: File or directory "/usr/bin/vi" is not found'.
I'm beginning to suspect that the 'ls' and/or 'crontab' that you are
using are not from Cygwin. ls should say "ls: /usr/bin/vi: No such file
or directory." If it is really saying what you have above then you
either didn't paste the exact error message (not a good idea) or you're
using some non-Cygwin version of ls. A non-Cygwin version of ls would
indeed have no idea what /usr/bin is since "/usr/bin" is completely a
What do "type ls" and "type crontab" say?
> You mentioned runing cygcheck, I did that, "cygcheck -sv /usr/bin/vi", it
> returns "C:/cygwin/bin/vi - os=45841.30695 img=60008.34 sys=46070.30695" and
> a lot of other system information.
> I am not sure what I am supposed to check, could you elaborate on that?
As described at <http://cygwin.com/problems.html>, the desired output is
"cygcheck -svr", sent as an attachment.
> I run "man crontab", it says manpage is not installed.
Then either you are using a non-Cygwin version of cron or you have some
serious installation problem. Cygcheck should help diagnose this.
> Is VISUAL a program?
No, it's an environment variable, as in "VISUAL=/bin/vim crontab -e".
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