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    Default Open as Root

    Hi all,

    First my apologies if I'm posting this in the wrong form.

    My question is, is there any way I can open files as root, I'm on OpenSUSE 13.2 and using Gnome. I've also got Cinnamon and it has the right click option on.

    Any help or advice would be very helpfully.

    Many thanks.

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    Default Re: Open as Root

    Quote Originally Posted by saint133 View Post
    Hi all,

    First my apologies if I'm posting this in the wrong form.

    My question is, is there any way I can open files as root, I'm on OpenSUSE 13.2 and using Gnome. I've also got Cinnamon and it has the right click option on.

    Any help or advice would be very helpfully.

    Many thanks.
    What type of file are you wanting to open? If a text-based config file, then editing via terminal command with
    Code:
    gnomesu gedit /path/to/file

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    Default Re: Open as Root

    On 2015-01-18 23:16, saint133 wrote:
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    > Hi all,
    >
    > First my apologies if I'm posting this in the wrong form.
    >
    > My question is, is there any way I can open files as root,


    What means "open"? Edit? With what?
    Or does it mean "run"?

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    Default Re: Open as Root

    Like above, open with what, for what? Most files that are owned by root can be opened for reading by others.

    In general, do not use root. And read this: https://en.opensuse.org/SDB%3ALogin_as_root
    Henk van Velden

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