Debian :: Use File Manager Actions With Root Permissions?

Jul 30, 2011

If I use the GUI File Manager I ofter get stuck because I need root permissions to write or delete some file or directory. I realize I can drop down to Terminal and do either a sudo or change the permissions of a particular file, but these are several extra steps. Is there a way I can perform root actions on files using File Manager/Browser? Or is there an alternative file manager program I can explore that is more flexible? I am currently using Debian 6.01a installed from the Live CD, Nautilus 2.30.1.

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Ubuntu :: Nautilus Actions - This XML File Is Not A Valid Nautilus-actions Config File

Feb 18, 2010

I've been trying out Nautilus-actions (Gnome 2.28.4), but have been unable to import most config files from [url].

When I attempt to import an action, it complains:

Quote:

Can't parse file 'convert_flv_to_avi.schemas' as GConf schema description file!

This XML file is not a valid Nautilus-actions config file (missing keys: )

So far, the only one that has worked for me is "Move to custom folder" [url].

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Aug 3, 2011

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Jul 11, 2011

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May 9, 2010

Gnome Power Manager has been giving me problems for a while now, all of which I have at least found a workaround, (sudo gnome-power-manager) with the exception of this one.

Gnome power manager will not make my computer suspend or hibernate on low or critically low battery.

I've installed acpi, configured laptop-mode, and edited the values for GPM in gconf-editor to suspend at 10% battery.

Nothing seems to work.

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OpenSUSE :: Can't Change File Permissions As Root

Sep 25, 2010

I just wanted to set some file permissions right. As root:

Code:
# chown -R kikinovak:users /home/kikinovak/Documents

But all I get is a series of "Operation not permitted" errors. What's going on here? I tried this:

Code:
# find /home/kikinovak/Documents -type d -exec chmod 0755 {} ;

... with the same strange errors.

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Ubuntu :: File Permissions / Ownership - Even Root Cannot Change

Aug 30, 2010

I have been VERY lucky and managed to restore from a formatted ext3 /home/ partition. I used testdisk to reset the original partition which had had nothing done to it since formatting(!). However some of the file permissions are a altered and I cannot change them. I have tried "su chmod" and even temporarily enabled the root account itself and tried to alter the ownership/permissions from root 'proper' without it helping.

Here is an example of the output of ls -l
drwxr-xr-x 2 martyn martyn 4096 (date) (time) sponsors
?-----S--T 63231 92820383 44090688 4286824785 (date) (time) order.xls

The first line looks like a normally formed output and indeed is readable. The second line looks corrupted and I don't have a clue how I can reclaim this - or even if it is possible. Should I count my blessings most of my files are intact and leave those be?

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Ubuntu :: Chmod File Permissions Between User And Root ?

Jan 26, 2011

I want to have two kind of users in a work machine having ubuntu 10.04,

1) He is the admin, have sudo privilages and install, do all types of work, his username is abhilash

2) A user who is normally a IT administrator, who can just install or remove softwares, but cannot access files of abhilash.

I'm trying to do this and my head is going blank, The problem where i'm stuck is, if IT admin can install softwares, then he can become sudo as sudo su, then he can view my files

So here is a small test i did, first with abhilash.

Code:

Now others and group don't have any permissions! But when IT Administrator becomes root, he can see this file

Code:

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General :: Changing File Permissions Works As Root But Not As Sudo

Nov 22, 2010

I have a really strange problem. I have a few files in a large directory that I want to make readable by everyone. So I try this:

sudo find readme* -not -perm -o+r -exec chmod +r {} ;

and get this:

sudo: unable to execute /usr/bin/find: Success

I don't know why it says Success, because the permissions were not changed. I verified by typing this:

find readme* -not -perm -o+r -exec ls -l {} ;

and get something like

-rw------- 1 root root 536871076 Nov 22 14:06 readme_20101122200429
-rw------- 1 root root 536871892 Nov 22 14:08 readme_20101122200642
-rw------- 1 root root 293458128 Nov 22 14:10 readme_20101122200859

as a last resort, I tried:

sudo chmod +r *

and got:

sudo: unable to execute /bin/chmod: Success

and again Success really means fail. So, I gave up and logged in as root and tried:

find readme* -not -perm -o+r -exec chmod +r {} ;

This time it worked. Why?

EDIT: /etc/sudoers looks like:

## Allow root to run any commands anywhere
root ALL=(ALL) ALL
##Me
user1 ALL=(ALL) ALL

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Debian :: Camera And Usb Sticks Need Root Permissions?

Jul 10, 2010

How does one train a digital camera and USB stick to accept user access? Basically, this involves transferring photos from my camera to my machine, sorting and then moving favourites to the USB stick. Or moving selections that others have sent me to the USB stick. I am constantly changing ownership and permissions and it's driving me nuts. How can I send anything to a USB stick as a user?

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Debian :: Can't Change Permissions For The HDD Without Login On Root And Root Login Are Not Allowed?

Jun 16, 2010

How to enable Root login...i cant copy or move something on the HDD...I have administrator rights and password for root but i cant change permissions for the HDD without login on root and root login are not allowed .

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May 24, 2011

In our group we use NIS and have a group set up called netadmin which is given root privileges on each machine. Each machine also has a localuser called localuser created and used during installation. When logged in as a member of netadmin, attempting any action that requires root privileges (e.g. installing software in Ubuntu Software Center) results in a prompt asking for localuser's password, not the current user's password.

Does anyone know the cause? Configuration issue or Ubuntu issue? We can get around it.

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Jun 23, 2010

I want to copy a file into my Root folder but I cant.what should I do?

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Feb 12, 2011

Being new to Linux, i've just about got used to the Debian setup procedure now, but had a quick question on the default ownership of files and folders. On my default Debian installation, almost all the folders and files are owned by root:root. Is this the correct advised configuration or should the folders and files be owned by a user without root permissions - eg user:user?

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Sep 20, 2015

I want to back up an entire Linux system on a 3Tb external Western DIgital USB3 drive.

I do not want to reformat it from what it is, apparemtly NTFS.

Is there a utility that can act like a file manager like mc, that will permit me to create an ever expanding (to 320Gb) TAR file that will retain all the original file permissions. I have had nothing but disappointment with Linux backup utils with a FAT32 external drive, and I am concerned if I just try an tar the entire drive at once, with around 3 million files, I might run out of memory.

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Debian :: Root Pass And Network-manager ?

May 19, 2011

I have stop using debian some months but I decide to come back. Yesterday I have make a clean install of debian squeeze. The network manager never rember my wireles password. Every time I open the pc it ask me the keyring password and the wireles password. Why network manager can't rember my passwords? Also I have a strange problem when I try to gain root acces. If I try to open synaptic or to mount a ntfs partion it ask me the root password but every time I type my root pass it says that its incorrect but I am absolutely sure that I type my root pass correct. Also if I try to gain root acces from terminal with su its became the same thing but after some tries it takes my pass as corect. So every time I type my root pass from a gui like gksu it always says that is incorect but if I type my pass in terminal it take it correct after some tries. In the past I have again installed the debian from the same cd on the same pc but I had never those problems. What can be wrong?

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Ubuntu :: Root Filesystem Full After Performing Cut & Paste In Webmin File Manager

Oct 20, 2010

I am running Ubuntu Linux 10.04.1 on an AMD 64-bit system. The server is primarily used for Windows file sharing via Samba in a small local network. I use webmin and putty to administer the system. I have two 1.4 TB drives for storage and one 500 GB drive with 18 GB mounted for root.I performed a large cut & paste operation (25.8 GB of files) using the File Manager in Webmin to move a certain folder into another folder within /media/Work. The operation failed and I am now getting a "root filesystem full" error, and am stumped.

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Aug 10, 2011

Accidentally I changed the ownership of all the directories under / to my own instead of root:root. Now I am unable to use sudo and many bad things are happening. Is there a way to revert the changes or change the permissions again to root:root or make sudo work ?

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Debian :: Associate Mouse Clicks With Actions?

Sep 14, 2010

I just bought a new mouse, that has 7 buttons! Beyond the normal left and right click, middle button, and buttons to navigate on the internet, I'd like to be able to associate custom functions to the other two buttons. I've tried to use keyboard shortcuts. However, it doesn't recognize the mouse click as a valid key.

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Debian :: Recursively Set Permissions For Certain Type Of File?

Aug 5, 2011

I want to set all directories in /example/ to +x without setting any non-directory files to +x, using the -R option of chmod. There must be a way to do this yes?

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Feb 13, 2011

Has someone tried to build and install wine in squeeze? I tried follow different manuals (e.g. [URL].. but always run into lots of warnings, missing packages and abortion of make. No wonder, squeeze seem to be pretty different from lenny.

I installed the binary wine, but that does not help in my case. There is a kind of bug in code for the mouse that can be fixed only by applying a patch. So anyone want to build wine and write down all the actions?

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Jul 17, 2010

I've created a new group and a new user called dftp... Now I wanna do one thing... If 'dftp' connects thru ftp he should be directed to a particular location... and he shouldn't be able to see other folder except for his own including the parent folder that contains that location... I changed dftp's home folder to the location I want. However while connecting thru ftp. user dftp has been given permissions to see other folders and check out the contents of the other folders.

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Oct 16, 2010

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Apr 26, 2011

Every time I try to set to standard.(cautious|medium|advanced) I get Apr 26 17:20:59.960 7f7faff15700 Fatal error: can't load actions file '/etc/privoxy/match-all.action': invalid line (9): { +standard.Cautious } /

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I already set the three edit vars to allow remote editing etc.So I looked in the top 15 Google hits for "Privoxy standard.Cautious". Apparently, nobody else knows how to do this either even tried launching firefox in root. but I'm getting kind-of frustrated with the writers/maintainers of Privoxy 3.

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Dec 10, 2010

Some time back using this computer a SucKit rootkit was found. Having dd urandomed the drive, flattened CMOS battery, flashed BIOS, run Knoppix live CD 6.1,using no flat pack battery (laptop), and memtested the RAM, I am still having problems with what I suspect is a javascript file that tries to reload the rootkit from? firmware. I suspect the firmware as everything else should have eradicated it??

Also it or a hacker via a backdoor then corrupts the drivers so devices malfunction. Windows security programs and rootkit detectors don't seem to pick it up. Fresh install of Windows or linux after the above still show this problem, though internet not used. The person who admitted rootkitting this machine is capable of writing java programs or using javascripts to do all this.

When viewed using Ubuntu 8.4 files and dates on a Windows partition appear normal both in file manager and terminal. However booting using Knoppix CD these files are all green, and I cannot change their permissions, even as root. ie: everything is green including text files etc. If I copy them to a linux partition, I can change their permissions and make them nonexecutable and nonwritable. Also on the Windows FAT32 partition the . directory has the date 1 Jan 1970.

If I disable any green files, I can shutdown and reboot cleanly. If I don't I start having problems shutting down [/usr/sbin/init ?] And always these follow a pattern:

Can't remember details as I have now corralled the beast but error messages relating to:

nfs-server
inet.d/statd

are the start of these.

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Feb 12, 2011

How to call Nautilus file browser with root permissions? "sudo nautilus" does not work. Under Ubuntu there is a command:

"gksu nautilus"

but this does not work in CentOS either.

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Aug 22, 2011

I'm using the default GNOME file manager. But as a user I don't have any privileges to move files to/from the user folders to the system. I elevated my user to admin privileges, but this has no effect; I can't do any file management in the system area.

I can use the 'root terminal', but it would be much easier to use a GUI file manager--even drag 'n drop.How do I get the file manager to open up? I guessed one way to do this is to log in as 'Root' instead of user. But login won't allow an 'other' login when I try to use 'root' as a username. Is this the wrong approach? Dave

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Apr 20, 2010

A bit of an oddity that I've recently run into with my storage folder in my system; it's a newly installed drive that I've set to mount at /storage. When I first tried to use it, programs that I used that attempted to write to it tossed Access Denied errors at me in their own way. Checking the permissions (at the Terminal, ls -l / | grep storage) showed that /storage was set to 'rwxrwxr--'--Owner and Group were given full read/write/execute, but Others could only read. However, my logon to my system is a member of group root. Why, then, with the above bits set, would I not be able to write to it? Changing Others permissions to rwx (and presumably rw would have worked out for me since I don't leave anything executable there) allowed me to write to it, but I don't understand why that would have been necessary. So far as I'm aware, the prior drive that was in my system--mounted at the same location--did not need this treatment.

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