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Old 08-13-2003, 06:02 PM   #1
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Question modifying configuration files while logged in as a regular user

How do I modify text configuration files while logged in as a regular user? It says I need root permissions but I don't want to login as root everytime. is there any way I can modify the file with another users permissiosn and then just put a password in for that user?
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i always log in as root to config, but if you don't like that, then there's a command "sudo". I've heard it does wonders, just never tried. Read up on it "man sudo".
Old 08-13-2003, 10:25 PM   #3
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Sudo is a handy utility to run processes that require escalated privileges.
In order to set it up you need, besides installing sudo itself, configure it via visudo command, or editing /etc/sudoers (location of the file might be different with a custom setup) file as root.
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Or you can open a Xterm and issue the command su -, then you enter roots password and configure away using vi, pico, joe, any of the text editors. If you notice the -, this gives you roots paths.



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