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Pasting files as root [duplicate]

Before asking questions, I'd like to clarify that I will be talking about Ubuntu 16.04.1. I often find myself trying to paste (or create) files in folders which require that I have superuser ...
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How to Launch Applications as root by default without using terminal [duplicate]

Trying to find a way to launch apps from GUI as root by default without using terminal or command. I have gone through several sites and all says to launch by using "sudo %app name%". But what i am ...
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Remove/Hide Terminal window from custom Application List entry [duplicate]

First off, apologies if this is not the right place for this specific question, but new to both the site and the OS in question. -System Details- OS: Xubuntu 14.04 (xfce) Question: I have manually ...
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What is the difference between “gksudo nautilus” and “sudo nautilus”?

I've been using gksudo nautilus and sudo nautilus through Alt+F2. What's the difference? They look very similar!
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How to run Visual Studio Code as root

I recently installed Visual Studio Code editor. I downloaded the 32bit .deb package. Installed and run normally, but when i tried to save a file in my project folder, it returns permission denied. So, ...
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How do I launch a GUI application as root on user login?

I would like to launch a Gnome application with root privileges at login. I have tried adding a script to launch using update-rc.d myscript.sh defaults. It looks like the application does launch, ...
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Open file or application as root from GUI

Is it possible to open a file or application as root from the GUI? My ideal would be right-clicking on a file or an application and seeing an "Open as Root" choice in the context menu, after which I ...
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Mac-restored iPod is mounted as read-only

I restored my iPod on a friend's Mac using iTunes. When plugging in my iPod now, it's mounted as read-only and I have no way to transfer songs (using Rhythmbox or Nautilus). I've tried changing the ...
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Permissions denied in QGIS (perhaps all KDE programs)?

Encountering a crash when requesting QGIS 2.2 to access data on desktop machine. Running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Running QGIS desktop as root via the terminal does allow me to open files! But it also pops ...
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Execute a desktop shortcut to a jar file on Ubuntu 18.04

I need to run a .desktop file as an admin but I have issues achieving this. I am working with this .desktop file #!/usr/bin/env xdg-open [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Name=Some Application Exec="/...
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command line: start program by alacarte as sudo in folder/tree

i have installed a program via github in: /home/user/folder/program. to get this to run via the terminal i use the following commands. cd folder sudo ./program but i would like to have a short ...
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File Permissions and umask [duplicate]

I am new to linux in general and have figured out the different programs belong to different groups. I can easily solve my own problem by typing sudo all the time. But I'd rather understand the why of ...
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How can I create a shortcut between Ubuntu 16 and Windows 10 on a dualboot? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a one-click shortcut to log out, restart, and boot in the opposite operating system. The only information I've found online is between Windows and Windows and I'm not sure if it's ...
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How to change configuration of Unity shortcut permanently?

I need to launch an application from the unity shortcut as root user. So, I've edit unity shortcut configuration file according to this advice How to launch application as root from Unity Launcher?. ...