gksudo nemo ~
kdesudo dolphin ~
gksudo nautilus ~
sudo rm *.doc
sudo rm * .doc
js3915 wrote:Not sure i follow... You really shouldnt have much need to need root access especially if you setup your system correctly at the start and espeically not give something like this to regular users big security flaw why windows has alot of security holes... But understand the need to maybe edit some config files and you dont want to go into terminal not sure why you would want to move files but again guess if you need too ...
However... it is possible to do this in mint... Least you can with mint 15 cinnamon im guessing mate you could too.. Anyways right click on a file or folder in the window that pop up gives you a whole selection of things... Somewhere it says Open as root this will make a sudo session in your file manager allow you to edit copy paste move etc files in your file manager.. Least it does with nemo and as long as you dont close nemo out should stay in sudo mode. though definitely something i wouldnt allow normal users to do. Allowing it would be a big security risk IMO or begs the question why not allow it in terminal too? Again that would be big security risk
Guess i dont know if i read your question right its late for me reading this but again it is possible to enable root in your file manager without having to edit any files
root@mint$ fdisk -l | egrep "^/dev/"
user@mint$ sudo fdisk -l | egrep "^/dev/"
<any search engine> "keyword" site:forums.linuxmint.com
root@mint$ fdisk -l | ludo egrep "^/dev/"
root@mint$ fdisk -l | sudo -u user egrep "^/dev/"
echo $* | xargs sudo -u user
Hugh_HH wrote:I have read this all. I think, open source and linux is for choice. I must say it, since I came to Linux ten years ago, I hate it when experienced linuxers come with that attitude and try to patronize them who asked, "you don't need it", instead of giving help. The people who ask for advice don't need a second father, I'm sure they have one.
In Linux Mint the way to get root account is in menue ->control centre->system->mdm->options->root (it's a little bit different, I use the German version)
So one can log in as root or as user. It's the user's choice. Even when the wannabe Lords of linux will cringe now, it's the computer of the user. His/her property. Linux isn't a religion or a secret sect, it's just a tool to work with.
That option puzzles me because Mint MDM won't let you login as user "root". Or is that possible?
Hugh_HH wrote:Even when the wannabe Lords of linux will cringe now, it's the computer of the user.
WOW, fifth post and already calling users names, welcome to Linux Mint for however long you last. Enjoy
And here is #12 from the forum rules
We've All Been Green
We have all been a newbie to GNU/Linux. Some users are harder to help than others, but remain respectful.
Patronizing is -not- help and it is not respectful.
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