help use gedit to edit server files

Amedee Van Gasse (ub) amedee-ubuntu at
Thu Apr 22 07:50:00 UTC 2010

On Thu, April 22, 2010 01:29, Luis Paulo wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 8:43 PM, Colin Law <clanlaw at> wrote:

>> I think that is what the OP is doing, but the problem is that he
>> cannot edit files that require sudo to edit them.
> Right, for those you'll have to log as a user with write permissions
> For example, log as root

I disagree with the login as root.
It is a common configuration of SSH to disable root login.

Another alternative has already been given: edit the file with nano.
Other console editors are vi(m) and emacs. They are more powerfull than
nano, even more powerfull than gedit, but they have a learning curve.

I won't go into the traditional vi/emacs editor wars, because I am a nano
user ;-)


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