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Is there a way to edit it.

Is there a friendly editor I can install rather than the some  black unfriendly screen I used last week?
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by:thebruno
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sudo apt-get install gedit

sudo gedit smb.conf
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sorry,

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sudo gedit /etc/smb/smb.conf
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[ed@server1 ~]$ sudo gedit /etc/smb/smb.conf

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    #1) Respect the privacy of others.
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[sudo] password for ed:
ed is not in the sudoers file.  This incident will be reported.
[ed@server1 ~]$


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Will I just run that command from # ?
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yes you can run it from the #(root) prompt.

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without 'sudo'
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Hi, It think the directory its in is "samba" but my chage didnt work anyway


gedit /etc/samba/smb.conf


[root@server1 ed]# gedit /etc/smb/smb.conf

(gedit:2707): EggSMClient-WARNING **: Failed to connect to the session manager: None of the authentication protocols specified are supported

**
GLib-GIO:ERROR:gdbusconnection.c:2270:initable_init: assertion failed: (connection->initialization_error == NULL)
Aborted (core dumped)
[root@server1 ed]# gedit /etc/samba/smb.conf

(gedit:2718): EggSMClient-WARNING **: Failed to connect to the session manager: None of the authentication protocols specified are supported

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GLib-GIO:ERROR:gdbusconnection.c:2270:initable_init: assertion failed: (connection->initialization_error == NULL)
Aborted (core dumped)
[root@server1 ed]#
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A mate wrote up this by hand and I used a GUI.

Now that I want to change one letter he typed wrong ........ mast to mask
Samba warning - 351: create mast = 770

I cant do it.

Its so frustrating ........

Was hoping to get rolling with some CLI in there to make shares etc and as usual Im stumped.
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If you concur ........ post back the same link -
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tsmgeek earned 500 total points
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i personaly use VIM to edit the config file directly as its easier then reload smb, but if you want a nice simple GUI then Webmin is a good tool for admin of many nix services
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