Another idea for GNOME VFS

Pondering about my usage of GNOME, I had a seemingly cool idea:  We could
have a GNOME VFS module (let's call it “su” for now) which lets me
edit other people's files after giving the password for that user account.

For example, I could open su:///etc/fstab in gedit and edit my fstab
without running the whole editor process with root's permissions.
GNOME-VFS would ask me to provide the root password and handle the reading
and writing;  gedit would handle the editing part.

Does this make sense?  Would such a feature be part of the core desktop or
is it more like “poweruser” add-on?

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