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Open file or folder as administrator right click

Postby mintman112 on Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:24 am

I was wondering is there any way on the xfce version to open a file or folder as administrator useing right click?
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Re: Open file or folder as administrator right click

Postby GeneC on Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:53 am

Should be there by default?
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Re: Open file or folder as administrator right click

Postby xenopeek on Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:55 am

Folders, yes. Right-click a folder in Thunar and select "Open Folder as root".

Edit: GeneC beat me to it. And with a screenshot :lol:
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Re: Open file or folder as administrator right click

Postby altair4 on Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:09 am

There is no "Edit as Root" for a file though, right?

You can create one:

Thunar > Edit > Configure custom actions > +

BASIC TAB:
Name: Edit as Root
Command: gksu gedit %f

APPEARANCE TAB
Select: text files

You may have to close thunar and open it again.
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Re: Open file or folder as administrator right click

Postby GeneC on Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:27 am

Vincent Vermeulen wrote:Folders, yes. Right-click a folder in Thunar and select "Open Folder as root".

.........Edit: GeneC beat me to it. And with a screenshot :lol:


:wink: Must have had my geritol this morning to beat you, Vincent.... :lol:


Altair!
Good tip. Thanks for that!
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