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I would like to have a shortcut for a command:

sudo nautilus "/"

I tried to set it in Keyboard->Shortcuts->Custom Shortcuts but it didnt work.
I also created shell file with this command and put it(sh myfile.sh) there but it also didnt work. When I set there only nautilus it works but this is not what I want.

Does anyone know how can I create shortcuts for a custom command like this?

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As sudo will require you to enter your password, it probably isn't "working" because you're not running it in a terminal.

To run from the GUI instead, you should use gksudo rather than plain sudo. This will present a graphical dialog for you to enter your password with, to authenticate running as root.

Also note, that it probably won't work as you expect. You'll want the --no-desktop option passed to nautilus, otherwise you'll see the root user's background rather than yours.

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"gksudo" works very well for me. Thank you dobey! –  madox2 Oct 21 '12 at 14:18

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