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    Angry Help with changing file ownership to get conky working


    I have gotten a new computer. I have a nice conky file that I am trying to replace the default one with. The file resides in /etc/conky/ and filename is conky.conf
    I want to DELETE that file and replace it with my own customized conky.conf but ROOT owns the file! I tried changing to root, sudo su and it does nothing. I tried chown, and chmod....nothing helps. I am not that fluent in Linux like I used to be and have forgotten alot of commands. I have searched online but cant get the right answer. If I could just get that file to go away and use my own I can probably figure out the rest of getting conky to work. Please help!

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    Can u rename the file? If so, rename, and copy the new one to the directory?

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    Hello and Welcome!
    Have you tried to include your conky file in your own home directory?
    Mine, for example, is ~/.conkyrc.

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