Editing configuration files

compdoc compdoc at hotrodpc.com
Fri Nov 23 23:50:03 UTC 2018

On 11/23/18 2:40 PM, Colin Law wrote:

> On Fri, 23 Nov 2018 at 20:48, Ralf Mardorf via ubuntu-users
> <ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com> wrote:
>> ...
>> Configuring and using nano could be done by anybody under nearly any
>> altered state of consciousness. So why not using it, even if we
>> should prefer to live Straight Edge and/or rocket science should be our
>> daily bread?
> nano is ok for small files but is pretty tedious for large config
> files. Compared to even a simple gui editor like gedit, stuff like
> search and replace for example is not simple unless you use nano all
> the time, which most of us don't.
> Colin
I run nautilus/caja with sudo, then browse to the .conf file location, 
double-click it and gedit opens as superuser.

Is that not suggested? Its worked for me for a long time.

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