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URL: https://askubuntu.com/q/1090647
Title: Is Vim safe to use in combination with sudo?
ID: /2018/11/07/Is-Vim-safe-to-use-in-combination-with-sudo_
Created: November 7, 2018
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The link is very old (2013). It recommends using gksudo or gksu for graphical applications but both of those are becoming obsolete. Later on the accepted answer also suggests sudo -H though.

The general consensus in the Ask Ubuntu community recently is to use:

sudo -H gedit /path/to/filename

The only problem remains that sudo doesn’t have a profile for tab settings, extensions, word wrap, font name, font size, etc. You can inherit these from your user profile though with a wrapper script like this: How can I sync my root gedit with my user gedit's preferences?

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