how do I edit the text files in /etc

Asked by Eric Bretz on 2014-03-30

I am new to Ubuntu & need to now how to switch to root -or- su so \i can edit files in root owned directories

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arochester (arochester) said : #1

Ubuntu doesn't use Root by default. It uses sudo instead.

Use the command: gksu gedit [path to file]

Look at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo

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