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« on: November 08, 2011, 06:24:36 AM »

Dolphin won't allow me to save anything unless as root, and the repos don't have Konqueror as a superuser. So how do I edit system files?
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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2011, 07:45:37 AM »

Krusader is very good,you find it in the repo.
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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2011, 09:40:42 AM »

Many thanks Willy, just what I wanted.

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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2011, 09:43:49 AM »

Dolphin won't allow me to save anything unless as root, and the repos don't have Konqueror as a superuser. So how do I edit system files?
usual one can/may only edit system files as root, and that's a pretty sensible protection for your system.
if you just want to get to know some system files, just copy them to your desktop and change the read/write properties. but there's not much point doing that, imho.

if you want to try different setting in system files, just to see what happens, you could consider a separate test installation on another partition?

btw. kongueror is by default installed in pardus 2011.x, just go to the kick off menu / internet / konqueror (webbrowser). you even can set it as your default file browser (see attachment).


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« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2011, 10:15:27 AM »


usual one can/may only edit system files as root, and that's a pretty sensible protection for your system.
if you just want to get to know some system files, just copy them to your desktop and change the read/write properties. but there's not much point doing that, imho.

if you want to try different setting in system files, just to see what happens, you could consider a separate test installation on another partition?

btw. kongueror is by default installed in pardus 2011.x, just go to the kick off menu / internet / konqueror (webbrowser). you even can set it as your default file browser (see attachment).

Yes, I had looked at Konqueror as a file manager but can't see how or where to configure it to allow root privileges.
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« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2011, 11:11:07 AM »

 Hi, I just use kwrite or Kate for system editing , called from the command line as root.
But Owiknowi is correct , sure is the fastest way to screw up the system if your not careful  Grin Grin Grin




Edit: My favorite filemanager is midnight commander
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« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2011, 14:48:19 PM »

Since your opening the GUI of dolphin, you:
Code:
Alt + F2
and at top of display you will see the run dialog field.  Enter
Code:
kdesu dolphin
hit enter
and you will be asked for your root password. 
You can also open konqueror this way, too.  I make sure to close / exit from the file manager after I am through tinkering.

If I want to edit just a file I open the run dialog and:
kdesu kwrite file name and path I want to edit as root

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« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2011, 00:04:15 AM »

Hi, I just use kwrite or Kate for system editing , called from the command line as root.
But Owiknowi is correct , sure is the fastest way to screw up the system if your not careful  Grin Grin Grin




Edit: My favorite filemanager is midnight commander

Thanks Anglophony but Krusader seems to fill the bill.
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« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2011, 00:09:13 AM »

Since your opening the GUI of dolphin, you:
Code:
Alt + F2
and at top of display you will see the run dialog field.  Enter
Code:
kdesu dolphin
hit enter
and you will be asked for your root password.  
You can also open konqueror this way, too.  I make sure to close / exit from the file manager after I am through tinkering.

If I want to edit just a file I open the run dialog and:
kdesu kwrite file name and path I want to edit as root

Lisa Marie


That's what I was looking for Lisa. I knew there was a way of using it as root but had completely forgotten it. Dolphin is my favourite file manager so - you've made my day.

Many thanks

Lisa Marie
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