Text editor won't let me edit conf files. How do I?
akonstam at sbcglobal.net
Wed Mar 4 21:56:56 UTC 2009
On Thu, 2009-03-05 at 00:17 +0530, Rangeen Basu wrote:
> >> I'm not good at the command line (Just past newbie). I try to edit .conf
> >> files to set up samba but the text editor tells me I don't have
> >> permission. All of the system admin functions ask me for authorization
> >> and then let me do whatever but not the text editor. I have added the gdm
> >> group to the directories the gnome docs told me to (/run/gdm). I have
> >> added the gdm group to my user group profile. How can I get a GUI text
> >> editor to let me edit .conf files?
> you can also use this command:
> su -c 'gedit /etc/your_file.conf'
> Give your root password when it asks.
The essential point is that you have to be root to edit filles with onlu
root w permissions
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