Changing default editor from Joe’s Own Editor to vim in Alienvault OSSIM

Personally I find the default editor in Alienvault OSSIM a real pain to use, especially when I’m trying to edit crontabs.

Here’s a quick way to change it:

1. Logon to the system via SSH with the account you want to change the editor on

2. Open the bashrc for that user:

vi ~/bashrc

3. At the bottom add in

export EDITOR=vi

4. Then hit the escape key and type


to save.

If you want nano just use nano in-place of vi. Then the next time you open crontab it’ll use your preferred editor (e.g. vi or nano).


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