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access root file under non-root account

Posted on 2006-07-11
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hi, when i was under a non-root account ,in the other word, i logged in as user(non-root).  how can i access root file in SUSE 10 linux.   I have the password of root.
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by:llvllar1on
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since the root file is locked under non-root account.
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by:pjedmond
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You can either 'su' (man su) at a console in order to have access to it, or alternatively su and change the file permissions so that you can edit it as your non root account, and then change the permissions back

As root owned files are normally root owned for a good reason, I recommend not messing with the file permissions.

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I did --su --- to root  in console but those root files is still locked.  tell me how to change the file permissions, please!
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by:llvllar1on
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i may make you confuse.   I want to access root file which is locked under public  user account in "GUI"  
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by:pjedmond
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What error are you getting?

What is the response if you:

ls -al filename

or

lsattr filename

 the file concerned?

If the files are 'open' by a system process, then the files concerned will be 'locked' for a good reason so that you do not 'crash' soem other process. If this is the case, then you have tpo wait until the process is stopped.

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by:llvllar1on
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you misunderstood me.   i want to open those locked files in KDE not console. i know i can su to root and type vi xxxxx to open those locked file.   any commands can unlocked the files one time and later on, i can lock them again .
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noci earned 160 total points
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chmod / chown ?

man chmod should help.
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