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Changing file on Ubuntu permissions error

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I'm a total beginner at Linux/Ubuntu.

I need to edit a file and upon saving I get this error. How can I grant myself permissions to edit the file? It is an instance on Amazon Web Service and only have the one user name when creating the instance which as far as I know should have full root access.
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Try

sudo gedit ... ...

If configured for your userid this will give you root privileges.
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That worked. Thanks for the help!
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