November 1, 2010 · General · Email This Post

The gksu extension for nautilus allows you to open files with administration privileges using the context menu when browsing your files with nautilus.

Install nautilus gksu extension in ubuntu

Open the terminal and run the following command

sudo apt-get install nautilus-gksu


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6 Comments to “nautilus-gksu – gksu extension for nautilus allows you to open files with administration privileges”

  1. Krosk says:

    Doesn’t work anymore


    cmom Reply:

    It is working (10.11) if you use Terminal, instead Alt+F2, and type the same

    gksu nautilus

    Request pw and remains the entire section.
    Btw: the screenshot, as per the post, does not show.



    Krosk Reply:

    This page was about the nautilus gksu extension, but it is no longer available.


  2. DaveM says:

    Sadly not working in 12.04 it seems!

    davemet@Shed:~$ sudo apt-get install nautilus-gksu
    [sudo] password for davemet:
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    Package nautilus-gksu is not available, but is referred to by another package.
    This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
    is only available from another source

    E: Package ‘nautilus-gksu’ has no installation candidate

    Any ideas please!


    Davemet (65 year old newbie!)


  3. Don Flynn says:

    I have dream studio (ubuntu 12.04) and I cannot get gksu-natilus does not work.


  4. jeb says:

    And it’s not showing in

    apt-cache search nautilus


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