View/edit Root user's files in GUI

Karl Auer kauer at
Tue Sep 5 16:56:35 UTC 2006

On Tue, 2006-09-05 at 17:40 +0100, Tony Arnold wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-09-05 at 17:14 +0100, P.S.Sameera Shaakunthala wrote:
> > View root user's documents with File Browser
> Or you could just type 'sudo nautilus'. Saves some typing!

Make it even easier. Copy a file browser launcher to the desktop or
toolbar. Go into the new launcher's properties and prefix the command
with "gksudo". The command is on the "Basic" tab for a toolbar launcher,
on the "Launcher" tab for a desktop launcher.

Wrap the rest of the command in double quotes, so the whole thing ends
up looking like this:

   gksudo "nautilus --no-desktop --browser %U"

Click the close button. Now you are just one click (and a password) away
from a root file browser.

You might like to add an emblem to the icon to warn you that the thing
is dangerous ;-)

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at                   +61-2-64957160 (h)                  +61-428-957160 (mob)

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