copy as root

Gabriel Dragffy dragffy at
Fri Mar 9 20:25:42 UTC 2007

John Dangler wrote:
> I want to back up my entire home directory to another drive using
> nautilus.  When it starts, I get a lot of messages saying I can't copy
> this file or this directory because I don't have permission.  How can I
> copy these files/directories with sudo privileges?

I'd say it's best to open up the terminal and do:
$ sudo rsync -av /home /another/device/

man rsync
for more information.

If you want to start nautilus as root then you can press Alt+F2, and as 
the run command enter:
gksu nautilus

Use this with care.

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