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PCMANFM is missing (open folder in root) option on the (tools) menu, I heard there is a way to restore this in the new pcmanfm, does anybody know how it is done? Thanks in advance....   ;)
« Last Edit: June 27, 2014, 02:08:13 pm by rjm65 »
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Re: PCMANFM missing open folder in root option on tools menu
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2014, 12:38:40 pm »
Hey Robert,
As I understand it PCManFM developers intentionally removed that option and have no plans to put it back in future offerings.  You probably already know this but, just in case, you can gain elevated privileges thusly...
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gksu pcmanfmIt is rumored that doing that can be risky but I have never had a problem with it.  Just so you know....

EDIT: Go HERE and scroll down to Run as root....
« Last Edit: June 27, 2014, 12:44:32 pm by mac »
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Re: PCMANFM missing open folder in root option on tools menu
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2014, 01:20:39 pm »
We actually did add this back in Peppermint Five, just not in the "Tools" menu. If you right-click on any folder in the file manager (or on the desktop), you should see an option in the right-click menu to "Open as Root". That option is close to the bottom.
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Re: PCMANFM missing open folder in root option on tools menu
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2014, 01:26:07 pm »
Hey, there you go!
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Re: PCMANFM missing open folder in root option on tools menu
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2014, 02:07:32 pm »
Wow way to go Kendall...  Kudos...  High Five...  LOL   I'll look for it and try to remember to right click rather then go to tools....
Mac i was tweaking for the last hour or two and I was running pcmanfm in terminal typing sudo pcmanfm which was working for me and loading it in root....
i guess both commands work with it....
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Re: PCMANFM missing open folder in root option on tools menu (SOLVED)
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2014, 05:10:35 pm »
Quick noob question, what is the benefit of opening a folder in root?

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Re: PCMANFM missing open folder in root option on tools menu (SOLVED)
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2014, 05:45:05 pm »
It's "Open as root" not "Open in root"

The "root" user has elevated privileges.

Your normal "user" access doesn't allow you to edit or create new files anywhere except in your home folder .. root can.

Be aware - assuming root privileges can be a security risk, so you should only do things "as root" when it's absolutely necessary.. then immediately go back to normal user privileges.

So only "Open as root" when you NEED to ;)
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Re: PCMANFM missing open folder in root option on tools menu (SOLVED)
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2014, 05:53:03 pm »
Okay, I understand. Thanks for clearing that up.

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Re: PCMANFM missing open folder in root option on tools menu (SOLVED)
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2014, 05:18:32 pm »
alternatively ... ctrl+alt+t to open a terminal type sudo gedit to obtain root priviledge then ask gedit to open the file you wish to edit...
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Re: PCMANFM missing open folder in root option on tools menu (SOLVED)
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2014, 01:04:52 am »
alternatively ... ctrl+alt+t to open a terminal type sudo gedit to obtain root priviledge then ask gedit to open the file you wish to edit...


The method suggested by Spence (shown above in the quote from his posting) will work but it is preferable to start your GUI-based programs (i.e. those that have a graphical user interface, such as gedit) using gksudo (e.g. gksudo gedit). Start your non-GUI-based programs (such as the CLI (command line interface) editor nano) using sudo (e.g. sudo nano).


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