Ubuntu – Save an edited file in nano, but no permissions


I edited a file in /etc/ that I want to save, but forgot to open it using sudo. I remember there was a command to save such a file in vi, and want to know if there is any such way to do it in nano?


Best Answer

Yes you could save it temporarily to your home directory. Press Ctrl+O to change the path to your home directory or in /tmp and then press Enter to save it. Then you can sudo mv it.

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Press CTRL+O will show you the path. Change that to your home directory or /tmp. For example File Name to Write: /tmp/filename and press Enter.