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Posted on 2010-08-23
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Hi All I have MAC  OSX 10.5.8 and i am logged in as the administrator ( admin ) I try to edit with VI the /etc/smb.conf and it still tells me that I dont have the right acces ( you do not have proper access privilege ) ? I dont understand since I am logged in as admin .. anyone help...

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by:strung
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did you use SUDO?

i.e., after changing to the  etc directory, type

sudo pico smb.conf
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by:jimmyray7
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I'm not too familiar with user rights on OS X, but try running the editor as root with 'sudo vi /etc/smb.conf'.  Does that work?
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by:thebodz99
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wow that was fast thanks I had to put sudo in front event thought I was logged in as admin !!! strange but it worked , thanks my friend ...
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by:strung
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Using SUDO logs you in as ROOT, which is a Superuser. More powerful than ADMIN.  Allows you to edit files owned by the system.


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thanks a lot
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I suspect theBodz99 didn't intend to close the question without assigning points to the correct answers.
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author is attempting to close question without awarding points, after successful answers were given.  I suggest point split between jimmyray7 and strung
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I agree.
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