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On my Mac I can copy files using the Finder, and if the destination folder has a different owner, a window pops up and asks for credentials.
On Ubuntu or Linux Mint I don't see anything like that. Then I need to start Nautilus or Nemo from the commandline using sudo rights. I would like to get a popup whenever it is needed.
So I use Nemo (or Nautilus) just like normal and do whatever I need to do. I close it and open it another time, and at one point or another I need to copy a folder to /opt. Then it refuses because /opt is owned by root. A window pops up and asks for my sudo password or for a user that has sudo rights if the specific user has no sudo rights. The folder is copied to /opt and that's it.
Is is possible to let it work like this, with an extension or something? Do other filemanagers have this option?