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Old 03-30-2016, 10:17 AM   #1
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XFCE open directory as root, drag and drop file transfer alternate to SFTP


I am running a local web server and I need to transfer files into the public directory in /var/www/html, this is not allowed by default, unless you are root. Fine, I am root, the problem is I can't open the directory as root.

When I was using the desktop environment KDE, I was able to right click -> open as root, then I could easily drag and drop files. In XFCE I'm not able to do this, I'm not able to find a menu that allows me to open the directory /var/www/html as root.

So in order for me to get files into the /var/www/html directory, I go through bash which is not efficient.

I can't seem to use Filezilla SFTP either... I don't know what I'm missing for configuring this to happen. With the VPS that I rent, it's easy to connect to it via Filezilla on port 22 and transfer files. This is not FTP.

What am I missing?

What should I do?
 
Old 03-30-2016, 10:37 AM   #2
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What I do is open Thunar as root through the terminal. You may have to install gksudo. If you do this regularly, you can do it as the Xfce Help explains: Direct link or go from the Help menu. Read the first part to see how to set it up, and further down there is a section on opening a root Thunar. Xfce has an extensive and useful set of documentation and help topics.
 
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Old 03-30-2016, 11:27 AM   #3
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What I do is open Thunar as root through the terminal. You may have to install gksudo. If you do this regularly, you can do it as the Xfce Help explains: Direct link or go from the Help menu. Read the first part to see how to set it up, and further down there is a section on opening a root Thunar. Xfce has an extensive and useful set of documentation and help topics.
This is perfect thank you. This whole filezilla sftpd thing has been a nightmare for me, and yes it's my own fault for not researching/figuring it out. It's just been a hassle and this is a simple fix so thank you.
 
Old 03-31-2016, 04:13 AM   #4
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Thunar does sftp as well...
Also, no need to be root, just change ownership of the target folder to your user, or add yourself to the group, or whatever fits.
 
  


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