10 years ago
As the Right Click in Nautilus brings up "open as Administrator" I'm going the mark this as implemented.
New > Implemented
seems this idea is obsoleat but chmod sometimes needs cli
There is indeed a way, but it's not completely obvious. An administrative file browser accessible from the MintMenu that accesses the same administrator rights in Nautilus could be a nice addition.
I was scratching my head when I read the idea at the top of the page (thinking that I must be missing something).
But no after reading the comment posted by Vincent I realised everything was OK and it wasn't me that was missing something.
Yes, creating some menu item like "Administrator" that
opens nautilus as root by default would be good.
Omg Yeah How Did I Miss That! Thanks Vicent!
There IS indeed a GUI way to edit text files with root privileges. Open Nautilus, browse to the folder which contains the files you'd like to edit, right-click and select "Open as Administrator".
I know How 2 Use sudo But 4 Newbies is 2 hard!
Maybe you should learn how to use sudo before you start suggesting alternatives?