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I am trying to edit the file but it opens as read only. I am running as root user but I think this is happening because the java process is currently using the file.

How can I temporarily close the process and edit the file and then start java up again? I am using Fedora.

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Or it could, in fact, be read-only. You can use :w! to attempt to change the permissions to allow writes, write the file, then restore the permissions.

share|improve this answer looks like you are in fact correct, cheers. – jax May 30 '10 at 8:13

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