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Re: emacs idiom for sudo

From: Eric Hanchrow
Subject: Re: emacs idiom for sudo
Date: Sat, 19 May 2007 22:19:07 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.99 (gnu/linux)

    Is there a more convenient way for doing 'root-things' than
    -- get out of emacs (maybe suspend)
    -- start a shell
    -- sudo editor (usually vi) OR su ... password... editor

Indeed there is -- use "tramp", by doing, e.g.,

        C-x C-f /sudo::/etc/passwd RET

Read (info "(emacs)Remote Files")
When a cryptographer and a symbologist get together, it
usually ends in tears.
        A. O. Scott, reviewing 'The Da Vinci Code' in the New York Times

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