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Create a GUI Finder with root access
Authored by: octothorn on Apr 14, '05 03:07:01PM

Nope, still easy. Using Mac OS 10.3.8 I can just drop into the shell and do:

sudo /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/MacOS/Finder
and away I go!

I can do my switching through the command-option-esc force-quit window, and force-quit or relaunch finders as I like as I go. It's easy.

If you like, you can download tinker tool and add a Quit option to the finder in both your user and root accounts, it makes clean switching easier. Just quit the finder from the menu, then launch the root finder using the CLI line above. The reverse is easier, just quit the root finder from the menu, and launch the user finder from the dock.

Have fun.



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