A How to in Gnome Nautilus File Browser “Open as Admin/root”

The popular and well known Nautilus file manager or now the so called Nautilus File Browser which has been there since the inception of Gnome desktop environment has got some new tweaks in it’s sleave(note that there are dozens of popular extensions crafted for different folks for a variety of purposes). And yes today we shall talk about the most used or a feature mostly preferred by power users.

The script called Nautilus admin is nothing but a python script, that adds admin actions to the right-click menu:-

open as admin or edit as admin. All under root or sudo privileges.

This extension is available for all the current versions of Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint etc. Just fire your terminal and enter below:-

sudo apt-get install nautilus-admin

Now Restart the Nautilus file browser:-

nautilus -q

That’s it, now you shall be able to operate the new right-click context menu.