Editing configuration files

Colin Law clanlaw at gmail.com
Sat Nov 24 07:21:44 UTC 2018


On Fri, 23 Nov 2018, 23:51 compdoc <compdoc at hotrodpc.com wrote:

> 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.
>

Which version of Ubuntu are you doing that with?  Often running a graphic
app with sudo will leave root-owned files on your home folder which then
causes problems.

Colin



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