Ubuntu open as root/administrator from nautilus. Add open as root entry to Ubuntu/Linux Mint
Most users like to open files/folders as root directly from nautilus to do perform some actions using super powers, or simply want to edit system files directly from nautilus instead of command line interface. Nautilus offers ways to do that via extension or script, so we made it available for 15.10/15.04/14.04/12.04 and other relevant Ubuntu based distributions, it is compatible with following Nautilus 3.4/3.6/3.8/3.10/3.12/3.14+ versions. Now you can easily add this option in your nautilus/file-manager with just commands. Basically it just adds an entry to the context menu where you can easily access it with just a click.
Ubuntu 14.10/14.04/13.10/13.04/Relevant Ubuntu derivatives
Ubuntu 12.04/Relevant Ubuntu derivatives
To install Open-as-Administrator in Ubuntu 15.10 Wily/15.04 Vivid/14.04 Trusty/12.04 Precise open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the terminal:
After installation type this command to restart Nautilus:
>> If you are using previous Nautilus version you can use these commands, for Nautilus 3.4.x
If above method doesn't work for you then use the following commands:
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