Editing configuration files

Colin Law clanlaw at gmail.com
Fri Nov 23 18:41:10 UTC 2018


On Fri, 23 Nov 2018, 18:35 Bret Busby <bret.busby at gmail.com wrote:

> On 24/11/2018, Ian Bruntlett <ian.bruntlett at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi All,
> >
> > What is the preferred way to edit text configuration files that require
> > root access?
> >
> > For example, I would normally use emacs to edit /etc/default/grub
> >
> > TIA,
> >
> >
> > Ian
> >
>
> Have you tried
> sudo vi <filename>
> ?
>


Or nano.  It would be nice if there were a GUI editor that could edit root
owned files.

Colin


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