More specifically the
folder. I need to delete some files and replace
with a newer version.
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To open the folder as root in the grapical file manager, run the following command:
gksu nautilus /etc/apt/
If you wish to do your operations from the command line, the following command enters the intended directory and makes you root. However, you would be better off using the first method above.
cd /etc/apt; sudo -i
Nah ! do a simple thing first. Create a custom file manager. Its easy.
Here how you can do it:
[Desktop Entry] Name=Nautilus Comment=Browse the filesystem with administrator rights Exec=gksudo nautilus Icon=file-manager Terminal=false Type=Application Categories=Application;System;
Now save the file as Nautilus.desktop on your desktop.
(desktop is the file extension).
/home/your user name/.local/share/applications
and cut/paste Nautilus.desktop file into there.
Now open dash and search for "Nautilus". It will open up the default file manager with root permission. Now you can navigate to any directory and delete anything you want.
To install Open-as-Administrator in Ubuntu open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/apps sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install open-as-administrator
After installation type this command to restart Nautilus:
sudo apt-get install -y nautilus-admin
gksudo nautilus --or -- gksu nautilus
or any other file explorer of your choice.