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Old 03-02-2007, 10:08 AM   #1
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How to open a file explorer session in GNOME as root?


Hi,
Is there a way to explore/change files in GNOME as root/su/sudo??

Whenever I want to add replacment icons I have to phaff about with the terminal as root changing permissions, copying files and making backups - surely there must be an easier way?

From what I recall from KDE, it was possible to open a file explorer window as superuser, is their an equivalent in GNOME?


Thanks

ice.
 
Old 03-02-2007, 10:27 AM   #2
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You'll need to find the Gnome equivalent to kdesu.

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Old 03-02-2007, 02:01 PM   #3
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try sudo nautilus
(Or if you aren't using nautilus as filemanager, use the other name)
 
Old 03-02-2007, 05:47 PM   #4
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I have what I'd consider a more elegent solution to your problem. The answer lay in Nautilus Scripts. Create the folowing 3 line text file, name it "Open as Administrator" and store it in /home/{user ID}/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts/ folder. Set the permission to execute.

for uri in $NAUTILUS_SCRIPT_SELECTED_URIS; do
gksudo "gnome-open $uri" &
done

To use in Nautilus or on the Desktop, right click the file or directory you want root access to and in the drop down menu select Scripts-> Open as Administrator. The file will be opened as root with whatever application is default for that file type. Open a text file this way and you get Gedit as root. To help me keep track of this I've changed the background color as root in Gedit and Nautilus. If you've opened a folder as root, any file selected in that window will also be opened as root. Nautilus scripts are very handy and can even be written in bash.
 
Old 03-02-2007, 06:01 PM   #5
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Thanks alot people, your help is much appreciated. Its these little things that help me get by in Linux.
I am really trying to make the leap - my windows xp now sits next to me in the 'power off' position most of the time so that Linux can become my everyday machine!


ice.
 
Old 03-02-2007, 08:18 PM   #6
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I just created an icon on the desktop, and make the launcher "gksudo nautilus".
 
  


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