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Nautilus Admin

GPLv3 license

Nautilus Admin is a simple Python extension for the Nautilus file manager that adds some administrative actions to the right-click menu:

  • Open as Administrator: opens a folder in a new Nautilus window running with administrator (root) privileges.
  • Edit as Administrator: opens a file in a Gedit window running with administrator (root) privileges.


You can download the latest version of the extension from the Releases page.

Compiling from source

Check the file for instruction on how to compile the extension from source.

Reporting bugs

You can report bugs and ask questions at the extension's issue tracker.


Check the file for info on how to contribute.

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