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Old 06-22-2004, 04:40 AM   #1
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Question not logged in as root, how to change files


This is probably a very simple question but I cant seem to find an answer for it. When I am logged in as me, and I want to edit, say, my yum.conf, how do I log in as root from x windows so I can then start a text editor and change the file. I know how to log in as su from a terminal and can then navigate to the directory but can I fire up an editor from there?
 
Old 06-22-2004, 04:54 AM   #2
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gedit /etc/yum.conf
 
Old 06-22-2004, 05:12 AM   #3
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Fantastic. Thanks Andrew, I thought there would be a simple answer to it.
 
Old 06-22-2004, 06:21 AM   #4
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If you are in a GUI, you can open Konqueror, or nautalus, as root and change them there to.

More than one way to work in Linux.

 
  


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