Add "Edit as root" to right click menu

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Add "Edit as root" to right click menu

Postby Husse » Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:13 am

For files that can be edited (mainly text and config files) add the option to edit as root
It's fairly simple today using the open as root option in Nautilus and then clicking the file
(By the way - don't let Nautilus be the file browser that opens in this option - it does have a bad reputation for meddling with files it should not touch)
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Re: Add "Edit as root" to right click menu

Postby msuggs » Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:46 am

+1 This is an easy one to set up in Nautilus Actions :)

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Re: Add "Edit as root" to right click menu

Postby knuckles » Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:47 pm

i like the Idea, and i use for the "open as root" very often, because i need sometimes to replace/past/copy... files in root-protected folders. (as an example: i edit some config files [for VirtualBox USC acces...] on the root partition, but because of some experiments i had to reinstall the system some times, and than i backup the custom config-files, after the reinstall i recopy the config-files back on the root-patition)

so an other idea (i don't know if that is possible), a context-menu with a submenu with some ".....as root" option.

example:
root menu: open as root
cut as root
past as root
edit as root
......
Sorry for my BAD English!!

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Re: Add "Edit as root" to right click menu

Postby msuggs » Wed Nov 12, 2008 4:48 pm

Another way would be to install the nautilus-gksu package. It makes an 'Open as Administrator' entry in the right click menu that opens any file or folder as root. I don't know if this is new in gnome 2.24 or not.


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