Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 75655
Proposal for nautilus running as root
Last modified: 2015-01-07 19:01:04 EST
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Description of problem:
You can run nautilus has root, but it works only well if you use the
My proposal is to add a command nautilus-root, that would start up with the
--no-desktop option, and authentifying using pam.
I could do that myself using a script and creating a corresponding file in
pam.d, but of course shell scripts are too unsecure to do this. So a complete
setup with binary and a menu entry, plus a clear look for the nautilus window,
that identifies it as root, would be useful addition to RedHat.
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Steps to Reproduce:
Personally I would not do this (I'd expect nautilus to do things like drop
metadata under /usr...)
But of course it should be made to work, as you should be able to do root
tasks without using the command line.
Yes, you are right of course. There could be a special root nautilus mode, that
might implement some access properties like in sudo.
It would be nice in general to have better ways to handle operations
that need root in the GUI. I'm not sure running a whole nautilus as
root is a good idea.
Anyway, this has to be solved upstream. Upstream already know about
this issue, so I'm just gonna close this bug for now. Thanks for your