Ubuntu: Cannot access /etc/hosts



Question:

I cannot open my /etc/hosts file. I would very much like to, I have tried logging in as root and changing the ownership and changing the permissions, please help.

When I try to open the file I get:

-bash: /etc/hosts: permission denied  


Solution:1

Open a terminal and run the following command...

gksudo gedit /etc/hosts  

This will open the file in gedit with root privileges allowing you to make your changes.


Solution:2

In the terminal type:

$  sudo su  

Type your password...

And you will get the root privileges. Then open the file via any text editor:

By GEdit

#  gedit /etc/hosts  

By mousepad ( sudo apt-get install mousepad )

#  mousepad /etc/hosts  

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