Re: Another idea for GNOME VFS

On Thu, 2004-08-05 at 15:41 +0200, Sebastian Kapfer wrote:
> 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?

One way to do this is "gedit ssh://root localhost/etc/fstab" :)


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