Launchpad Entry: https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+spec/privileged-nautilus
Created: 29 April by SamTygier
Packages affected: nautilus, gvfs, glib,
On the command line sudo makes it easy for admin users to temporarily increase privileges to allow admin tasks. There is nothing comparable in nautilus. A method escalating privileges in nautilus would make many admin tasks easier.
This has been discussed at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UsabilityWishlist#head-85f982e76b1b7c48377045667c20a7a029ae0b84 . also see http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=318882
- Niels wants to copy data from /var/cache/apt/archives/ one an ubuntu install that has the latest updates, to a freshly installed computer to save band width. He copys the files to CD, puts the CD in the second computer, and drags the files to the right folder in gnome. A dialog pops up explaining that he has insufficient priviliges, and offers him the chance to type in his password to gain priviliges.
I think this would be best done at the Gnome VFS level. That way it could be used in other applications, eg when a user tries to save an edit to a system file, they get asked for thier password.
- "This can now happen/ is possible with gio/gvfs --Johne"
Data preservation and migration