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Old Jun 11, 2010, 01:58 AM   #1
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bootpd.plist editing... need assistance

I am new to Terminal and am trying to edit the bootpd.plist to fix a DHCP error.

I want to add this line:

<key>reply_threshold_seconds</key>
<integer>o</integer>

but everytime I try to save it, it says I dont have the privilages.
I am logged in as ladmin. Should DHCP be off before I edit this?

need some help, thanks.

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Old Jun 11, 2010, 02:00 AM   #2
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You need to run whatever text editor you are using with elevated privileges. You do this by placing

Code:
sudo
before your command.

For example:

Code:
 sudo nano /etc/bootpd.plist
If you run into problems with the plist (it isn't loaded), you may need to check the syntax or convert the plist to the proper format. Type

Code:
man plutil
For details on how to do this. This is good practice when modifying plists.
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Old Feb 16, 2011, 03:30 AM   #3
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Thanks

Thanks for those comments about how to edit it. i've found it very useful (even though i am not the OP).
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