write a file to etc folder

John Scott fyrbrds at netscape.net
Tue Nov 3 01:18:26 UTC 2009

 And it should definitely be said that absolutely NOTHING in the /etc folder should EVER be modified without a backup copy to fall back on. Especially if you wouldn't know how to use vi after booting to a command prompt to edit the file manually.





-----Original Message-----
From: Joep L. Blom <jlblom at neuroweave.nl>
To: ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
Sent: Mon, Nov 2, 2009 10:35 pm
Subject: Re: write a file to etc folder

NoOp wrote:
> On 11/02/2009 01:07 PM, Joep L. Blom wrote:
>> William wrote:
>>> I used gedit to back a file and I need to the etc folder but it says I
>>> need root access how can I get it to save it ?
>> gksudo nautilus.
>> Joep
> That indeed works. But I hesitate to advise doing that for what appears
> to be a new linux/ubuntu user... without all the appropriate
> disclaimer/warnings etc. :-)
OK, I'll be a little bit more cautious!!

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