View Full Version : [ubuntu] How to make a file as root?

April 30th, 2009, 08:10 AM

I'm trying to follow a tutorial so that I can enable my Thinkpad's middle mouse button for scrolling. The tutorial is located here: http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/How_to_configure_the_TrackPoint#vertical_scrolling

One of the steps says, "But you can configure it to act in the same way as in Windows, such that you can use it for vertical scrolling (keep the button pressed and move the TrackPoint up and down to scroll). To accomplish this create the file /etc/hal/fdi/policy/mouse-wheel.fdi as root with the following content..."

My question is, how do I make a file as root? I know commands such as "mkdir" and "mv" but is there one to make a new file? Maybe it's "mk" or something? Thanks for any assistance!

April 30th, 2009, 08:11 AM
sudo touch /etc/hal/fdi/policy/mouse-wheel.fdi

April 30th, 2009, 08:12 AM

gksudo gedit /etc/hal/fdi/policy/mouse-wheel.fdi

and place the should be content of the file as specified by the tutorial.

April 30th, 2009, 08:20 AM
Awesome thank you! :P I tried searching through some command reference lists and couldn't find what I needed.