cannot access /etc/apache2/apache2.conf

Asked by D Chaney

Installed the Ubunto 10.10 package. Checked apache2 and got the message: It Works! But, cannot access the /etc/apache2/apache2.conf file. permission denied. how do I change the settings in apache? thank you

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joopbraak (joopbraak) said :

Open terminal and type:

gksudo gedit /etc/apache2/apache2.conf

type in your password and then you can edit the file.

It's a system file, that's why you need sudo (root) rights to be able to edit it.

Instead of sudo you have to use gksudo because you are opening a GUI application (gedit) with root rights.

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