A Faster Way to Edit Text Files as Root in Ubuntu

Here’s a little time-saver if you (like me) often need to edit text files as root in a graphical app on Ubuntu. Simply go to a terminal and run: sudo apt install nautilus-admin Quit Nautilus and re-open. Henceforth, you can right-click on pretty much any file in the file manager and select “Edit as Administrator” — a bit Windows-y worded, that — to open the file with root permissions in whatever the default/associated app for that type is. And open it as root safely, without inadvertently screwing up the location of any configuration files touched during your session. Is this […]

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