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When I am as oracle user in a vi editor I can only read contents
I cannot edit and save

I have to root to do so..
How I as an oracle user above thing is achieved..
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A possible way is to try using 'sudo' access as root. Of course, you need sudo permissions. Logged in oracle user, try the following at command prompt:
   > sudo root
   > vi filename
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It would help to see the results of the file permissions:
> ls -la

and whether your account shares a group with the file author:
> groups

In order to edit a file that you do not own, you must have write access on a world (all users) or group (similar users) basis.
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[oracle@mac ~]$ ls -la
total 172
drwx------ 19 oracle oinstall  4096 May 25 14:45 .
drwxr-xr-x  3 root   root      4096 Aug 26  2012 ..
-rw-------  1 oracle oinstall  1637 May 22 23:57 .bash_history
-rw-r--r--  1 oracle oinstall    24 Aug 26  2012 .bash_logout
-rw-r--r--  1 oracle oinstall  1088 Oct 18  2012 .bash_profile
-rw-r--r--  1 oracle oinstall   124 Aug 26  2012 .bashrc
drwx------  3 oracle oinstall  4096 Oct 22  2012 .config
-rw-r--r--  1 oracle oinstall   281 Oct 18  2012 db_env
drwxr-xr-x  7 oracle oinstall  4096 May 21 17:52 Desktop
-rw-------  1 oracle oinstall    26 Aug 26  2012 .dmrc
drwxr-x---  2 oracle oinstall  4096 Aug 26  2012 .eggcups
-rw-------  1 oracle oinstall    16 Jan  2 10:15 .esd_auth
drwx------  4 oracle oinstall  4096 May 25 14:45 .gconf
drwx------  2 oracle oinstall  4096 May 25 15:55 .gconfd
drwxr-xr-x  3 oracle oinstall  4096 Aug 26  2012 .gnome
drwx------  7 oracle oinstall  4096 May 13 17:44 .gnome2
drwx------  2 oracle oinstall  4096 Aug 26  2012 .gnome2_private
drwxr-xr-x  2 oracle oinstall  4096 Aug 26  2012 .gstreamer-0.10
-rw-r--r--  1 oracle oinstall    88 Aug 26  2012 .gtkrc-1.2-gnome2
-rw-------  1 oracle oinstall  4161 May 25 14:45 .ICEauthority
drwx------  3 oracle oinstall  4096 Aug 26  2012 .metacity
drwx------  3 oracle oinstall  4096 Jan  2 12:15 .mozilla
drwxr-xr-x  3 oracle oinstall  4096 May 13 17:44 .nautilus
drwxr-xr-x  3 oracle oinstall  4096 Aug 26  2012 .oracle
-rw-------  1 oracle oinstall 12288 Nov 12  2012 .profile.swp
-rw-------  1 oracle oinstall   269 Aug 26  2012 .recently-used
-rw-r--r--  1 oracle oinstall 22414 May 22 23:33 .recently-used.xbel
drwxr-xr-x  3 oracle oinstall  4096 Aug 26  2012 .redhat
drwx------  2 oracle oinstall  4096 Oct  8  2012 .ssh
drwx------  3 oracle oinstall  4096 Aug 26  2012 .thumbnails
drwx------  2 oracle oinstall  4096 May 21 17:53 .Trash
-rw-------  1 oracle oinstall  3306 May 24 09:29 .viminfo
-rw-r--r--  1 oracle oinstall  1059 May 25 14:45 .xsession-errors
-rw-r--r--  1 oracle oinstall   658 Aug 26  2012 .zshrc
[oracle@mac ~]$
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