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The Unofficial Ubuntu Starter Guide
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Q: How to open files as root user via right click?

  1. Read General Notes
  2. gedit $HOME/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts/Open\ as\ root
  3. Insert the following lines into the new file
    for uri in $NAUTILUS_SCRIPT_SELECTED_URIS; do
    	gnome-sudo "gnome-open $uri" &
    done
  4. Save the edited file (sample)
  5. chmod +x $HOME/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts/Open\ as\ root
  6. Right click on file -> Scripts -> Open as root
The Unofficial Ubuntu Starter Guide
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