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Old 08-04-2011, 12:53 PM   #1
gleneagles49
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permission denied


I Have been trying to change a file in filestarter using
sudo /etc/rsyslog.conf
but am getting a permission denied message.
How do I get into this file to change it ?
Firestarter is working ok but for some reason it cannot open the system log.
I Have found what amendments need to be made to get this to work but simply cannot get access to the file
 
Old 08-04-2011, 01:12 PM   #2
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What you are doing with this...

sudo /etc/rsyslog.conf


It a text file use some editor.
 
Old 08-04-2011, 01:22 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by gleneagles49 View Post
I Have been trying to change a file in filestarter using
sudo /etc/rsyslog.conf
but am getting a permission denied message.
How do I get into this file to change it ?
Firestarter is working ok but for some reason it cannot open the system log.
I Have found what amendments need to be made to get this to work but simply cannot get access to the file
Your command sudo /etc/ryslog.conf is meaningless. You need a proper command to come after "sudo". If you wanted to use an editor to edit the file then you would type something like
Code:
sudo nano /etc/rsyslog.conf
where you can substitute your favourite editor if you don't like nano. You will then be prompted for a password and you supply your own (not the root password).
ciao,
jdk

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