super user konqueror (was: [kubuntu-users] Kubuntu is excellent! 1 of may questions

Rob Willenberg rob at
Mon Mar 21 15:25:55 UTC 2005

The other option is to use the sudo service menu available on Kde-Apps:


On Saturday 19 March 2005 17:23, Philippe Landau wrote:
> >>>Where is the file browser super usermode?
> >>>I kinda miss that.
> >>
> >>I removed it because I was not sure of the security issues.  Does
> >>Gnome have a similar option in its menus?  I'm happy to be persuaded
> >>into putting back super user Konqueror if it's sane.  Super user
> >>Konsole is a definate no, anyone who can use a command line can learn
> >>sudo.
> >
> > I haven't worked on a vanilla kubuntu-desktop installation for more than
> > a few minutes (I use a pre- kubuntu-default-settings user), but when I
> > think about it super-user konqueror maybe shouldn't be removed. For a
> > normal user this seems to be the only way to do administration tasks in a
> > comfortable gui environment - where he doesn't have to enter "cryptic
> > commands" just to move a (system) file, change a setting (e.g. open and
> > edit a config file). As long as the kubuntu philosophy doesn't include
> > something like "users shouldn't do administrations", which would be bad
> > because I think any competent user should be able to be their own admin,
> > super-user konqui should probably be back.
> when will a user need this ?
> can these tasks be facilitated with admin scripts ?
> in the mean time konqueror can be called using sudo, right ?
> it would help prevent hundreds of hours of misery
> for user if they can be kept away from trashing their system files.
> kind regards     philippe

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