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How to open files as root via a right click

The following tutorial explains how to add a context menu item that enables a Linux user to open files as the root user or administrator when browsing their file system using nautilus. This feature allows the user to navigate their file system and open or edit any file or directory as the root user or admin of the system. It's a perfect solution for those that are not completely comfortable using terminal commands.

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How to add a user to the sudoers list

How to add a user to the sudoers list so that we can give a user root access. Believe it or not, this is a fairly common question and in all reality the answer is quite simple. Adding a user to the sudoers list on a fully installed Linux system such as Ubuntu or Debian is possible via the visudo command. Users in the sudoers group are allowed privileges to run commands and open files as a root user or administrator. In the following, I cover the simple process of adding a new root user.

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