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Editing text files as root
Authored by: brion on Jul 16, '04 04:48:24PM
If you want something a little nicer than vi (or Terminal-based emacs ;) BBEdit will let you authenticate at save time when saving files you don't normally have write access to. Not sure if the cheap version does too.

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Editing text files as root
Authored by: sjk on Jul 16, '04 08:55:24PM

TextWrangler prompts for authentication when saving to a write protected file that it's opened, but won't allow saving to one with a different filename (e.g. using "Save As") if the directory is write protected. And it only allows overwriting writable files in directories not owned by the user if it's opened them.

Someone more familiar with TextWrangler may know better. I won a copy the other day so your post was a reason to test it and reply.



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Editing text files as root
Authored by: Musti on Jul 17, '04 05:15:05PM

How I wish SubEtheEdit could do that out-of-the-box without any tricks (sudo SEE). It is a very nice, cocoa based, free, colloborative text editor written for OS X, not a port of an aging app (re: BBEdit) that costs more than the OS it runs on...



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