SU in file browser?

Luciano Miguel Ferreira Rocha strange at
Fri Jul 2 10:35:32 UTC 2004

On Fri, Jul 02, 2004 at 09:31:08AM +0100, Danielb wrote:
> Hi,
> I've just started to use Fedora and I must say its the only
> Linux distro I've tried with a GUI thats felt as slick as
> WinXP and MasOC X so well done on that! I usually try to
> install and use *nix (tried SUSE, Mandrake & FreeBSD so
> far)on my spare PC every 9 months or so but give up in
> frustration shortly afterwords when I try and get things
> configured. Fedora seems to be allot nicer to get set-up
> and running though, so things are looking good!
> I'm still having some problems getting my apache/mysql
> installation going, its mainly things like how to be able
> to copy files (myphpadmin to be exact) in the file
> browser(explorer/finder like app) without having to log in
> as SU/root, I know how to use SU in a terminal but how do I
> do it in the file browser? Also can anyone tell me the
> terminal copy command for copying a directory and its
> contents (files & folders) to another location?

cp -a oldir newlocation

(will copy oldir contents into newlocation/olddir, use oldir/* if you want
the contents to be in newlocation/ instead)

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