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I've tried: gksudo gedit /etc/xinetd.d/tftp (this is the path I need). I got an error message:

couldn't find the file /etc/xinetd.d/tftp
please check that you typed the location correctly and try again

What do I need to do?

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My version of gedit (2.22.3) does create the file if it doesn't exist. If yours doesn't, you can create the file first with sudo touch /etc/xinetd.d/tftp.

I recommend using sudoedit /etc/xinetd.d/tftp instead. This uses your favorite editor, taken from the EDITOR environment variable, or a system default if you haven't expressed your preference. Add export EDITOR=/usr/bin/gedit to your ~/.profile if necessary.

See also How do I run a command as the system administrator (root).

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I made a new launcher for my desktop (I installed gnome desktop fallback) by gnome-desktop-item-edit --create-new ~/Desktop. then typed in as the run command: gksu nautilus that runs as root.

navigated to my regular home that logs in show hidden files went inside Templates folder, made new file and newfile.php and newfile.html I also edited those files and put in my code I usually create with.

then I copied the Templates file and navigated to "root' home the paste it there (the folder is missing) now when I run nautilus as root I can create my files as well as the untittled with no extention. then edit with gedit using the nautilus I launched as root with my new launcher (gksu nautilus)

Ubuntu 14.01LTS

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