[Thunar-dev] Feature request: superuser mode

Erik Harrison erikharrison at gmail.com
Thu Aug 31 19:24:14 CEST 2006

On 8/31/06, Benedikt Meurer <benedikt.meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de> wrote:
> tomás pollak wrote:
> > I don't think it would be neccesary to span a whole new instance of
> > Thunar just to edit some textfile. There could be an option when you
> > right click over a file, to "Edit as Root", so that in stead of just
> > opening mousepad, Thunar executed "gksudo mousepad %filename". In
> > fact, anyone can do so now adding a new "Open With" option for some
> > kind of file. But "Edit as Root" sounds better anyway.
> That could easily be added as desktop action to mousepad.desktop, i.e.
> append the following text to mousepad.desktop:
> ----
> Actions=Edit As Root;
> [Desktop Action Edit As Root]
> Exec=sudo mousepad %f
> Name=Edit as root
> ----
> Now Mousepad will also need a "super user mode". ;-)
> Erik, how about applying that patch? And adding a super user warning?

Superuser warning shouldn't be too hard. I'll take a look at it this
afternoon after lunch.

Bug 2245 for those who want to follow along at home

> > Regards,
> > Tomàs
> Benedikt
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