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Enable a user to have superuser privelages locally but with password input

Is there a way to have user privelages that would normally require superuser privelages, WITHOUT USING THE TERMINAL? I'm thinking like a dialogue that pops up when your trying to access a folder/file ...
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How to automatically change permissions for files copied to a directory?

I would like to automate changing permissions for files copied to a directory. For example, any files copied to folder X should have mode 755, and any files copied to folder Y should have mode 700. ...
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ubuntu and privilege elevation in i3wm

I use i3wm (www.i3wm.org) as the window manager for ubuntu 11.10 x64. it seems that whatever piece of magic that controls elevation is not functioning properly. It's not an issue with i3wm perse, but ...
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Cannot delete or rename files as administrator from GUI in Ubuntu

I want to be able to right click a file as superuser and delete it, select 'move to' or rename it. Basically, any of the things that I can do from the command line as a superuser. I'm logged into ...
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Ubuntu: limiting user account only to access his home dir

I just created new user account, but the new user is able to access all the directories structure (including other's home directories). I'd like to limit the user to access ONLY his home directory ...
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1answer
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Ubuntu root privs installation issue

I am a fairly new Ubuntu user (and Linux user, for that matter) and I just downloaded a program whose installer was a .sh file. Not thinking, I copied the installer to an /opt subdirectory, thinking ...
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2answers
654 views

Help installing postgres in ubuntu

I'm trying to install postgresql in the latest ubunutu, and I'm following these instructions. When I sudo -u postgres psql postgres I get this error: could not change directory to "/home/james" I'd ...
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How to run specific program with root privileges (Ubuntu OS) when no sudo user log into system?

How do I run a specific program with root privileges (Ubuntu OS) when no sudo user is logged into the system? The program needs root privileges to function correctly. A normal user shouldn't be able ...
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How to run applications with elevated privilges in Ubuntu using the GUI

Is it possible to launch an application with elevated privilidges using the GUI in Ubuntu 9.04? Maybe something similar to the right-click / "Run as Administrator" in Windows Vista? For example, I ...