Bug 163471 - Add a menu entry for launching nautilus as a administrator/root user
Add a menu entry for launching nautilus as a administrator/root user
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nautilus (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Zeuthen
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Reported: 2005-07-17 16:05 EDT by Rahul Sundaram
Modified: 2013-03-13 01:42 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-07-19 10:39:11 EDT
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Description Rahul Sundaram 2005-07-17 16:05:19 EDT
Actual results:


Currently the way to access nautilus as root user would be launch it from the
terminal as su -


Expected results:

Have an entry by default in the desktop as described in the link

Additional info:

Sometimes it is useful for changing permissions or moving files in system
directories
Comment 1 David Zeuthen 2005-07-19 10:39:11 EDT
We don't want the user to ever need to run Nautilus as the root user. It's not
useful either to have terminology in the desktop with words such as "root" or
"administrator" - users wont understand it. 

Btw, we don't even need this for all desktop use cases anyway by just only
allowing the console user to do certain privileged operations (yes, there's a
few bugs left where we do ask for the root password, e.g. package updates,
setting timezone etc.). Patches for fixing said bugs are welcome.

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