when I open (etter.conf) to make some changes using the command :

sudo gedit /etc/etter.con I got an empty file

  • sudo /etc/etter.conf should result in a Permission denied error, because it's not supposed to be executable. What exactly are you doing and what's the error message? – David Foerster Jan 10 '16 at 20:33
  • I actually fixed my problem, I had the wrong directory in my command, actually it's 'sudo gedit /etc/ettercap/etter.conf' thank you anyway :) – Hanzō Jan 10 '16 at 21:48

That is not the command to open a .conf file, you must call a text editor and you have the location wrong.

To open it in a terminal

sudo nano /etc/ettercap/etter.conf

or to open it in a GUI application

gksudo gedit /etc/ettercap/etter.conf

You can swap gedit for your favourite text editor.

Tested on Xubuntu 15.10

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