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Re: Editing files with root Privilege



You can use tramp to access a local file as root. Use the command
find-file and enter the following as the filename to open e.g. /etc/passwd:

/su::/etc/passwd

The same thing works e.g. in dired to browse a directory as root.

Consult the tramp info pages for more detail.

Best regards, Lukas

zachary Kline writes ("Editing files with root Privilege"):
> Hi All,
> This might be more a general Emacs related question than one specific to
> Emacspeak, but I thought I'd ask it here nevertheless.
> Is there an easy way to edit a file with root privileges, without having
> to start Emacs as root?  I'm thinking of times I might want to edit a
> configuration file, etc.
> Thanks in advance,
> Zack.
> 
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