Thread: Need to add entry in hosts file
02-21-2006, 02:07 AM #1marskarthikGuestNeed to add entry in hosts file
I need to add entry in hosts file, for which it says not permitted message. Looks like i need root access, but i dont know the password for root. I have only one account set on this iMac and tried that password too. Can someone let me know how to add entry on the hosts file or enable root access.
02-21-2006, 11:07 AM #2
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To enable root access you can download a program called PseudoX that let's you open any program as Root (in this case you'd open Finder).
Or you could do it from the command line by entering:
$ sudo -s
This however would limit you to command line and Terminal.I try to Command+Shift+/ when I can.
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02-21-2006, 03:25 PM #3
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login as admin user
cp /etc/hosts /users/username/desktop/hosts.txt
go to your desktop and edit teh hosts file and save
go back to terminal
sudo cp /users/username/desktop/hosts.txt /etc/hosts
it will ask you for a password
enter the admin password.
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