I have had a number of discussions with people about opening Dolphin as root. Some say its a blunder by the devs for eliminating this capability, some say its for security, some say something different but this is not the point of this post. I had posted a thread here how to open Dolphin with elevated privileges but it was removed by the forum moderators stating that I was causing others possible harm and further informed me that I am doing it all wrong and there is no reason to open a File Manger with elevated privs. Since others that are smarter then I have informed me that I am doing things incorrectly i am posting this thread to find out the right way to do the following task.
Other then doing it via the terminal (in which case I might just eliminate a GUI all together and I already know the
cp command and the absolute path) or using a different file manager, I don’t know how to do the following.
My question is this. I want to copy a folder titled “themes” from my backup drive to my file system under
/usr/share/emerald but I need elevated privs to copy to that directory. So since i cannot open KDE’s default file manager as root, how would I copy this folder to this location “the right way”?