Monday, June 15, 2015

Add Open Folder as Root to PCMan File Manager's context menu

Create the directory ~/.local/share/file-manager/actions

 In that folder, create root.desktop (not pcman_root.desktop or anything else).

leafpad ~/.local/share/file-manager/actions/root.desktop

Add this content:

[Desktop Entry]
Type=Action
Tooltip=Open Folder As Root
Name=Open Folder As Root
Profiles=profile-zero;
Icon=gtk-dialog-authentication

[X-Action-Profile profile-zero]
MimeTypes=inode/directory;
Exec=/usr/bin/gksu /usr/bin/pcmanfm %u
Name=Default profile
 
Save the file.

Restart pcmanfm:

killall pcmanfm
pcmanfm

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