Ubuntu: I can't make any edits in my etc folder [duplicate]


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Every time I try to edit a file in /etc I get "access denied".

I tried using different text editors and nautilus and I couldn't save or change any files there.

I don't understand. Am I not supposed to have this access?

What do I do now?


Make sure you have root privilege.


sudo -H gedit /etc/file.txt  


You can have root access with the command

gksu nautilus  

This gives you a GUI access of the files in root.But be careful with what you change in there.

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