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Old 08-19-2003, 03:32 AM   #1
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How to perform root actions in Nautilus?


when I want to perform a few file operations I like to use Nautilus because I'm not really at home on the command line. However, most of the times I want to copy things to or from folders where I don't have access as a normal user. When that happens the only thing I know that I can do is log out and log back in as root. This is time consuming and really rather frustrating and I am sure there is a faster way of doing this.

Can anybody help?

Thanx in advance

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Old 08-19-2003, 04:03 AM   #2
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Open up a terminal and type in "su -c nautilus". Using the "su -c" command allows you to run a command as another user, root by default on most systems. This will however spawn a new nautilus process in addition to the one you probably have running in your gnome-session. AFAIK there is no way to switch to root while using nautilus, so opening another one is needed. Alternately I recommend using mc as root for a very effective file manager. Much more lightweight than the big name file managers, and it is great for using on the command line and over remote connections.
Old 08-19-2003, 07:20 AM   #3
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root access

open a terminal on your desktop.

use su command.
use nautilus command

that should do er.



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