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Open TextEdit as sudo sudo -b "/Applications/Textedit.app/Contents/MacOS/TextEdit" Open /etc/hosts in this new TextEdit instance. Alternatively, edit with nano: sudo nano /etc/hosts
@Ivana proposed to use Smultron but got downvoted (I guess) because she recommended to use Notepad++ in the same thread, Notepad++ being a windows only software. I don't want to argue on the downvote but rather to give a chance to Smultron to be ranked higher than last, as I think it is a very good answer to the OP question.
Tincta is a free lightweight plain text editor for Mac. It has syntax coloring, line numbers and opens multiple files in a one-window mode. I would say it is perfect for when you sporadically need to view or edit text documents and is very easy to use for novice users. (Disclaimer: I'm part of the Tincta development team, but it's free and really good :-) ...
This is not just TextEdit, it's Mavericks. Under 'preferences > keyboard' you can change the quotation marks.
Are you appending a file type when you create it, or is it truly "myFile" and not "myFile.txt" or similar? You can't set a default program for a file with no set type. For any other file type, you should be able to change the default program. Not a fix, but a workaround: open -a SublimeText myFile to open it in the program you specify, rather than the ...
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