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Old 04-05-2005, 07:39 AM   #1
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Unhappy Help with root account...

I use Mandrake 10.1...

I am trying to interact with some folders in /opt but i can't do anything 'cause it needs root permission to do so...I know what to do from the console, but can i do these things without the console?? I am trying to create new folders, rename existing ones and stuff like this...I can't find a way to do it,and i'm sure there is one!!

Thanks for your help, and excuse my english!!!
Old 04-05-2005, 08:36 AM   #2
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If I understand it correctly, you would want to manage the files in /opt with your filemanager? This can be accomplished simply by running the filemanager as root. Start terminal, become root and execute a command that starts your filemanager from the terminal. Writing to /opt is only possible as root. As always, be careful using the root account.
Old 04-05-2005, 03:33 PM   #3
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If you use KDE & Konqueor, there is another entry in the KDE Menu to start Konqueror as root called "Super-User Konqueror"

Old 04-05-2005, 08:51 PM   #4
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In KDE it's called File Manager - Super User Mode

If you're using Gnome or another WM, start your file manager from a console as root. But then, if you're going to open a console to that, you may as well save time and just do what you need to do from there. It's faster.


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