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Old 12-24-2004, 10:05 AM   #1
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Editing text Files


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how do i edit text files or files wihich can be editited only by root member ? i
 
Old 12-24-2004, 10:07 AM   #2
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if you have access to the root password

$su -
$vi /dir/to/file

if you have sudo access
$sudo vi /dir/to/file

otherwise, you can't then there is a reason they're root access only.

-JSS
 
Old 12-24-2004, 03:02 PM   #3
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For simple text editing I like nano nano -w <path to filename>
http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/nano-basics-guide.xml
 
Old 12-24-2004, 04:34 PM   #4
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Cant we l;og in like how we log in with user id n p/w cant we do same with root id n p/w??
 
Old 12-24-2004, 04:42 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by dizzutch
if you have access to the root password

$su -
$vi /dir/to/file

if you have sudo access
$sudo vi /dir/to/file

otherwise, you can't then there is a reason they're root access only.

-JSS
i cant understand with those /dir/to/file i want to edit a file what shd i do can ya plz help me explaining that lines
and also i cant use NANO when i type this comand in tereminal its saying bad command plz help me
 
Old 12-24-2004, 05:07 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by coolguy4girlz
Cant we l;og in like how we log in with user id n p/w cant we do same with root id n p/w??
I think you said can I log in as root and then edit the file=yes
Say What distro and what file do you want to edit?

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Old 12-25-2004, 02:56 AM   #7
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COMPO Yes ur right ............im using mandrake 10 i want to edit modprobe.conf file
 
Old 12-25-2004, 07:34 AM   #8
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See if you have in the menu a filemanager super user mode,you using kde?
 
Old 12-25-2004, 03:40 PM   #9
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yes im using KDE but cant find "super user mode"
 
Old 12-25-2004, 07:14 PM   #10
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O.K. log out and log in as root,browse to the file in Konqueror,open it with kwrite and edit it.
 
Old 12-26-2004, 06:00 AM   #11
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i m automatically getting logged in as "my username" when i logged out what should i do now i cant even edit the inittab file so that i can start with super user mode plz help
 
Old 12-26-2004, 08:49 AM   #12
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You should go to the command line terminal - in Mandrake, that's probably the programs Konsole or xterm.
Here, you can change to the super user - also known as root - by typing
Code:
su
You will be asked for the administrator password. Enter it, and you are root. You can then start the editor from the command line. That is probably gedit or KWrite. Once you have started the editor, you can open the file from the editor. Then the file will be edited with root rights, and you can save the changes.
You should use the su command to have administrator rights for short, specific tasks. You should not log in from the beginning as the super user/root/administrator.

Last edited by mjjzf; 12-26-2004 at 08:59 AM.
 
Old 12-27-2004, 12:21 AM   #13
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That worked DIPLOMAT thanks for ya help nad thanks all those who tried to help me
 
  


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