Browse Nautilus as root

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Browse Nautilus as root is a script that allows you to browse your system's files as root.

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Browse Nautilus as root is a script that allows you to browse your system's files as root.

I got sick of super-nerds explaining t me, in ten terminal-laden steps, how to edit config files using vi. So, one of my friends told me to just enter sudo nautilus in the terminal. That's acceptable for me, but requires two steps in the terminal: sudo nautilus and the password. This script forces me only to use the terminal to enter my password.

After downloading it, right-click, select Properties, and go to Permissions. Then, check "Allow executing file as program." Now, to run it, double-click and select "Run in terminal."

I'm hoping someone will make a GUI for the password entry so that this doesn't have to be run in the terminal. I would but I don't know how.

I've experienced one security issue on Ubuntu 7.10 (the only system I've tested it on). I don't have to enter my password to enter the root Nautilus window except after the first time that I run the script, even if I've closed the root Nautilus window and the terminal.
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Last updated on November 15th, 2007

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