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Discussion on: The Vim Trick Which Will Save Your Time and Nerves

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Supahambition

Or use the chmod command to change the permissions of the file right?
Idk about you guys but I'm not particularly comfortable with running vim through Super User all the time. But maybe that's just being paranoid?

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vinney cavallo

Sometimes you want the permissions staying the same, but you need the file changed regardless. Maybe this is bad practice, I dunno. Would be curious to hear it discussed by folks who know more than I do.

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jdnewman85

This 'trick' alleviates the need to run vim itself as root. Changing permissions is not always preferable. How do you edit system configs? Full blown root user?

Your paranoia has caused you to be less safe...

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Ítalo Vieira • Edited on

sudoedit (or sudo -e) is the right way to do when you have not yet open the file with Vim.