[Nottingham] Grub quickie help please

Andy Davidson andy at nosignal.org
Fri Mar 17 09:47:39 GMT 2006

sparkes wrote:
>>>Surely that "!" is superfluous: <esc>:wq will suffice :)
>>Not if it is a read-only file!
> I concur with Michael, the sudo renders the ! unneeded at least my
> experience.

Root can write to a file without the write bit set if you override the 
read-only status with the '!' after a w.


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