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Create an Application Shortcut to Open Nautilus as Root in Ubuntu

Jul 29, 2010, 17:06 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Whitson Gordon)

"You need root access to edit a lot of files in Linux, but Terminal work can get tedious. Here''s a simple way to add a shortcut to your applications menu for a root-enabled Nautilus.

"Sometimes, no matter which way you slice it, you have to roll up your sleeves and edit some system files in Linux. While you could always just use Terminal commands to copy, paste, or edit files, sometimes it gets tedious. Furthermore, sometimes you're working with similarly-named files and it's just easier to look them in the eye as you edit (so you don't wind up editing the wrong file). Opening up a Terminal every time to run Nautilus as root isn't ideal, though, and luckily, technology blog GHacks has an easy way to create an application shortcut for root-enabled Nautilus instead."

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