I was just on telnet to edit my crontab and found that I couldn’t operate the editor… The screen had a column of blue $ signs on the left edge, and pretty much nothing else. I’m not a Unix expert so I was pretty lost! I only know PICO.
This recent thread gave me a hint about how to set PICO instead of that other editor (what was it, anyway?) by entering the command export VISUAL=“pico -w”, but that setting is gone when I open telnet the next time.
How can I set my account so that PICO is the default editor when I log into my telnet?
(I know VIM (and other editors) is much better, everybody says so and I am not going to argue against that. But I really only need telnet once or twice a year and that’s why I need PICO because it keeps the available commands (save, quit, etc.) on-screen.)