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Old 04-27-2007, 10:13 PM   #1
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Gaining root access to file manager

Does anyone know how I can access areas of my file manager as root so I can save, write and transfer files to and from any area?
Old 04-27-2007, 10:20 PM   #2
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go to a command line and type


give your password when asked, and then type the name of your file manager

although beware - having a file manager open as root is dangerous!
Old 04-27-2007, 10:24 PM   #3
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Try logging on as root that works on some distros. Another suggestion is to use the terminal: su>>password then manually manager your files using

chmod a+w /path/file

to make files read & writeable for normal users to edit.


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