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Old 07-15-2006, 05:32 PM   #1
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Temporary root-access in Nautilus?

Is there some way to gain temporary root-access while in Nautilus, so that specific tasks that need root log-in can be performed, such as changing permissions of files? (under Ubuntu)

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Old 07-15-2006, 07:44 PM   #2
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Nautilus scripts are your answer. Create a file "Open as Administrator" with the following 3 lines.

gksudo "gnome-open $uri" &

Place the file in folder ~/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts

Open Naultilus and right click on a file or directory hover "Scripts" and select "Open as Administrator". The item will be opened as root. You can also place any bash script in that folder as well. I have one that opens a terminal with the directory set to that of the file right clicked.
Old 07-15-2006, 09:19 PM   #3
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just typing $sudo nautilus - in a terminal window should work on the fly as well
Old 07-15-2006, 11:34 PM   #4
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gksudo nautilus


nautilus, root

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