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Asked by nathan on 2008-03-02

could anyone tell me how to log in as the root user i need to transfer some files between accounts and dont have the pemission to on my account

thanks

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https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo has information on this and will explain sudo much more than I can.

The basic usage is:

sudo <command to run as root>

e.g.

sudo gedit filename.txt

Markus Thielmann (thielmann) said : #2

Thanks for your question.

You should be able to copy files from user "B" if you're logged in as user "A".

If you need bidirectional file transfer, you shouldn't need to run Gnome as "root" either.
It's just enough to run nautilus as root.

1) Press "<Alt>-F2"
2) copy "gksudo nautilus" to the window and press "run"

You're now running a nautilus window with administration rights.

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