Adding or editing an entry in /etc/hosts

Brian Lunergan ff809 at
Sat Jan 6 14:37:14 UTC 2007

Rebel Lion wrote:
>  See what ifconfig tells you, you shouldn't need sudo for that, you are going 
> to have hassles trying to edit the hosts file though because you need to be 
> sudo to do it. You are probably going to have to login in recovery mode to 
> fix it.

That's the direction I went. Started up in recovery mode through grub, logged in 
as root, and cd /etc to drop into the directory. That's where I'm stuck for the 
moment. Using gedit in the gnome desktop is easy enough (if I weren't locked out 
in read only for not being the owner in that environment) but I'm still too much 
of a neophyte to know what command I use to open and edit the hosts file from 
the command line as root.


Brian Lunergan
Nepean, Ontario

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