‘Open as root’ Nautilus extension

nautilus_compWindows has the option to run a file as Administrator right from the context menu. It comes in handy often. The default file manager on Ubuntu, Nautilus, also gets the option to open a file or directory as the root or Administrator, thanks to NoobsLab.

To install the extension, run the following commands:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/apps
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install open-as-administrator

Then restart Nautilus:

$ nautilus -q


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