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Re: Editing a file as root


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Editing a file as root
Date: 15 Dec 2003 01:50:12 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

Micha Feigin <address@hidden> writes:

> On Sun, Dec 14, 2003 at 10:25:41PM +0100, David Kastrup wrote:
> > Dan Anderson <address@hidden> writes:
> > 
> > > address@hidden writes:
> > > 
> > > > To edit a file as root, do I have to start another emacs ?
> > > 
> > > Start emacs under  a root shell or after suing  (or sudoing emacs) and
> > > you'll start emacs running with root permissions.
> > 
> > If you have tramp installed (like the CVS Emacs has by default), you
> > can just edit the file
> > /su::/etc/fstab
> > (for example), Emacs will ask you for the root password, spawn a root
> > shell and use a pipe to it to send files back and forth transparently.
> > 
> > tramp is available as a separate package, too, if you don't like
> > using developer Emacsen.
> 
> Actually reading the tramp documentation it would seem that the correct
> way to do this is
> /[su/localhost]/etc/fstab

Then you are either using an outdated tramp or XEmacs or both.

-- 
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum


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