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bug #26000: Enhancement request: prompt for password when permission denied

Submitted by:  Richard Neill <richardneill>
Submitted on:  Wed 25 Mar 2009 11:22:27 PM UTC  
Category: NoneSeverity: 3 - Normal
Item Group: NoneStatus: Need Info
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Open/Closed: OpenRelease: None

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Sun 23 Feb 2014 12:53:22 PM UTC, comment #1:

Hmm... I don't think that's a good idea -- one reason is that it assumes the user is allowed to do sudo. How about emitting a BELL when write permission is lacking (in addition to the warning in the status bar)? And meanwhile, it's easy enough to work your way around it: save the file as for example ./oops and after exiting nano sudo cp oops to destination.

Benno Schulenberg <bens>
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Wed 25 Mar 2009 11:22:27 PM UTC, original submission:

If I had $1 for every time I manage to forget to "sudo" before trying to edit a file as root, and then get into trouble when I try to save the file, I'd be a wealth (and far less stressed) person).

When nano generates the message: "Error saving file, permission denied", could we possibly have the option to prompt to enter the relevant (usually root) password?


Richard Neill <richardneill>


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