Well, here's what I get:
[08:56:07]$ echo $EDITOR
[08:56:11]$ echo $VISUAL
alias dir='ls -AlFhX --color=auto'
alias editor='pico -w'
I've set both $EDITOR and $VISUAL in my .bash_profile -- if I didn't do that, then both echos return a nullstring
Ummm, I'll pass on that for now -- at the risk prompting a flame war, 'been there, tried that, don't want to try it again!'
Yes discovered that worked as well. It's no big deal to edit a cronfile; it would just be nice to edit the crontab in place (therefore, if you want to take a look at gilkison on frigga, be my guest!)