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I really like the Geany text editor, and would like to use it instead of gedit for all text editing. However, every time I try to launch Geany from the terminal using
sudo geany file.conf, I get this error:
(geany:10203): Geany-WARNING **: Geany tried to access the Unix Domain socket of another instance running as another user.
This is a fatal error and Geany will now quit.
I am the only user logged in to the machine. There are no instances of Geany already running when I type that command into the terminal. Geany has no trouble launching from the command line if I don't use a
sudo. I also don't have any trouble running Gedit with elevated privileges; the command
sudo gedit file.conf functions flawlessly.
What is going on here? How can I fix this so that I can edit text files in Geany with elevated privileges?