Since many files and applications seem to need root for proper operation or for allowing edits and having to use the console is too inconvenient, I'd like to have right-click context menu options for "Open file as root" and "Start application as root" (and maybe also "Create new file/folder as root") in nemo.
- What's the best way to add such context menu entries?
- Is there any reason to not add such?
- If there is none of significance why isn't it featured in the OS itself similar to the "Run as administrator"-option in Windows?
I'm using Debian 9.0 with Cinnamon and its standard nemo file manager.
Edit: User terdon informed me about the "Open folder as root" menu-entry which somewhat solves the "Open file as root" part.