So far, I can find sufficient answers telling how to add a "run as root" to right click menu in nautilus. However, with caja, as expected, doesn't work to use the same technique as with nautilus

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    In caja, by default, I have "Run as administrator" when I right click on a file, maybe it's not activated for you, in caja, click on Edit -> preferences and click on Extensions tab, see if anything's disabled. – Shayan Feb 27 '18 at 20:05
  • And I'm using nemo as my default file manager, and I have an option called "Open as root" when I right click on an empty space inside any directory which prompts to open nemo as root, and any program I run from there will be run as root. – Shayan Feb 27 '18 at 20:11
  • @Shayan Found it. It was an unchecked gksu. Thanks – brunoais Feb 27 '18 at 21:31

Ubuntumate 16.04 running on Raspberry Pi: There is no option to "run as root". However, inputing "gksu caja" in the terminal does work to open a folder as root.

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