Change the default editor for modifying the sudoers list.

sudo update-alternatives --config editor
On Ubuntu, the default editor for visudo is nano. To change the editor to something else (e.g., vi) use this command.

By: mheadd
2009-04-09 18:26:52

What Others Think

good tip
linuxrawkstar · 666 weeks and 2 days ago
See 'man update-alternatives' to learn more.
bwoodacre · 666 weeks and 2 days ago
Install vim with all stuff: sudo apt-get install vim Usage: export VISUAL=vim sudo visudo or: VISUAL=vim sudo visudo
vutcovici · 666 weeks and 1 day ago
seofox · 8 weeks and 1 day ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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