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Creating desktop shortcut for root permissions in ubuntu linux

video Creating desktop shortcut for root permissions in ubuntu linux
create a desktop shortcut for root permissions in ubuntu linux so you dont need a terminal and you dont need to be logged in as root all the time. click your desktop icon,type your root password and your good to go.
OgreArtist3 years ago
if you use gksudo -k nautilus it should ask for your password each time.
striker1873 years ago
nice job though if i knew much about linux i prolly would know how to do this but still very helpful for noobs like me
SpecieS~4 years ago
You can use gksu instead of gksudo. gksudo is just a symbolic link to gksu. (Just have a look into /usr/bin ). And you can fix the problem with the missing gtk-theme in nautilus and other programs (for example synaptic) you're running as root quite easily. Just copy the folder of your gtk-theme in ~/.themes to /usr/share/themes. You can do this with your root nautilus.

greetings, Species ;)
Tim Temple4 years ago
Did it in the time it took for you to do it on the video!