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Authored by: jman on Jun 24, '02 12:19:11PM

Does anybody know if there is a way to enable root privleges in the Finder without logging out and back in? I suppose it's nice and everything to have root priviliges in Terminal, but it'd be nice to use the finder with root privileges.....



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there's gotta be a way...
Authored by: wkunz on Jul 30, '02 06:18:17AM

A legitimate question. It took me a long time to find out that only the root user can arrange the icons in the top folder (and some others) permanently. Since I learnt that you can alternatively delete the invisible file ".Ds_Store" in the directory representing the folder, using the Finder as root isn't that important anymore. But still I wonder if it's possible at all.



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Authored by: vashremix on Aug 17, '02 06:20:40PM

I believe that you can, using an application called "pseudo".

you should be able to find info about it here : http://www.versiontracker.com/moreinfo.fcgi?id=9608&db=mac

I'm pretty sure that if you drop the finder onto it you'll get access to absolutely everything.

Good Luck,
Vash



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