Need help with editing my hosts file

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Hi,
I'm trying to edit my etc/hosts file, but I just can't seem to be able to do it. I go into terminal, and type "sudo etc/hosts" and then it asks me for my password. I assume it means the same password it asks for when I install stuff, but the problem is I can't type anything in. The keyboard is unresponsive when I'm trying to type it in, and the only button that works is enter, which earns me a "sorry, try again" message.
Does anybody know what's wrong? Can anybody help me?
 
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Hi,
I'm trying to edit my etc/hosts file, but I just can't seem to be able to do it. I go into terminal, and type "sudo etc/hosts" and then it asks me for my password. I assume it means the same password it asks for when I install stuff, but the problem is I can't type anything in. The keyboard is unresponsive when I'm trying to type it in, and the only button that works is enter, which earns me a "sorry, try again" message.
Does anybody know what's wrong? Can anybody help me?

Well let's see

sudo is not an editor it is used to get root access

and etc/hosts is an invalid path

try this

shad-macbook-pro:~ shad$ sudo su
sh-3.2# nano /etc/hosts
 
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When you type your password, you wont see anything, but it's being inputted.
Type your password (yes your login password) and press enter. Sudo doesn't give feedback like **** but it's working.
 
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When you type your password, you wont see anything, but it's being inputted.
Type your password (yes your login password) and press enter. Sudo doesn't give feedback like **** but it's working.

Thank you so much!
 
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Can't type in Terminal

I have Mac OS X 10.7.5
I need to edit my localhost file.
After I enter
sudo nano /etc/hosts
It's asking me to type a password.
And when I am typing the password it wont type at all. Looks like my keyboard is not working.
It's stay still with the sign: To proceed, enter your password, or type Ctrl-C to abort.

Password:

but when I type ''exit" - it works.
How can I type my password?
Help me please
 
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I need to edit my localhost file.

Lots of people screw up their internet access this way. Since you don't seem to know much about the unix underpinnings of OS X (you don't know how to edit, or enter the correct password, or what the file reference means - /etc/hosts), maybe you should tell us what you want to do before doing anything bad...
 

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