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    open as administrator

    how do i get "open as administrator" for ubuntu 13.10.

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    Re: open as administrator

    One of the reasons Windows is so insecure is that it allows--even courts!--such dangerous behavior. If you want to "open as administrator" you'll have to open a terminal and do something like
    Code:
    sudo myprog
    If myprog has a pretty GUI, then do this:
    Code:
    gksudo myprog
    Imagine how hard it would be for a virusmonger to do this without being noticed! What you gain from not having an "open as administrator" option is security. That's how Linux is built.
    Last edited by whitesmith; October 31st, 2013 at 08:38 PM. Reason: accuracy
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    Re: open as administrator

    See http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/...3-10-nautilus/
    Warning: I haven't tried this myself so I have no idea whether it works or not. Caveat emptor.

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    Re: open as administrator

    I don't think this is anything new in 13.10, is it?

    Prior to 12.04 there was a package called nautilus-gksu or gksu-nautilus, I can't remember, which did this for us but no longer available so since 12.04 a script has been needed which I have added it to my system. My script is much simpler than the one shown in the link above, but as I am not using 13.10, I don't know if it will work in that version of nautilus.
    Code:
    for uri in $NAUTILUS_SCRIPT_SELECTED_URIS; do
    gksudo "gnome-open $uri" &
    done
    You could edit the second line of the script to gksudo "exo-open $uri" & if not using gnome, but if you have nautilus instaslled I think the gnome-open will work.
    Last edited by ajgreeny; November 1st, 2013 at 12:39 AM.
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    Re: open as administrator

    On Lubuntu or LXDE desktop the pcmanfm (Lubuntu's File manger) has a function for opening folders as root.
    Michael Nelson -=- AKA: Mopar1973Man
    Running 4 computers all with Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS

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    Re: open as administrator

    Quote Originally Posted by Mopar1973Man View Post
    On Lubuntu or LXDE desktop the pcmanfm (Lubuntu's File manger) has a function for opening folders as root.
    Of course it does !! I forgot that.
    DISTRO: Xubuntu 14.04-64bit --- Code-tags --- Boot-Repair --- Grub2 wiki & Grub2 Basics --- RootSudo

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    Re: open as administrator

    Quote Originally Posted by ajgreeny View Post
    Of course it does !! I forgot that.
    Sorry to inform you, but it doesn't any more... And you can feel my pain...

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    Re: open as administrator

    so does Mint 13. just right click and select open as admin. handy for installing fonts.
    The only dumb question is the one not asked.

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