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I wonder, is there any way to do this in Ubuntu's Unity:

  • press Super button
  • type gksu wireshark
  • enjoy Wireshark as root

In other words: is there a way to execute shell command from unity line?

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There is a much easier way to start applications the way you start them from the shell, if you don't care to open gnome-terminal, just type Alt+F2 and then type

gksu wireshark

or whatever command you want to run.

Warning: It is not recommended to run wireshark as root, if you really want to, have a look at this.

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There's no lens that will act as the terminal, simply because if one wants to issue terminal commands, just typing Ctrl+Alt+t will open gnome-terminal.

If all you need is to launch Wireshark as root, just edit its .desktop file to change the way you start it, first open a terminal and type:

sudo gedit wireshark.desktop

And change the line beginning with Exec to add gksudo:

Exec=gksudo wireshark %f

That way, Wireshark will always run as root is started from the unity launcher or after a query after pressing the Super key.

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