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Hello I use Shell to edit with vi editor one .conf file on my server but I see this strange error: E212: Can't open file for writing I try to ...
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    SSH problem E212: Can't open file for writing


    Hello I use Shell to edit with vi editor one .conf file on my server but I see this strange error:
    E212: Can't open file for writing
    I try to save with
    :w but nothing just this error...

    Thank You in advance.

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    Take a look at the link below. Most likely, you do not have permission to edit/write to the file. That is a standard vi/vim error output and goolging the error should give you a number of sites with suggestions.

    vi - /etc/apt/sources.list" E212: Can't open file for writing - Stack Overflow

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    Fixed just root error...

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