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Re: KDE run Dolphin as root?

On Sat 06 Jun 2020 at 18:10:10 (-0700), Kushal Kumaran wrote:
> Default User <hunguponcontent@gmail.com> writes:
> >
> > As an experiment, I just installed Debian 10.4 Stable on a spare drive, and
> > installed kde on it.
> >
> > I have not tried kde in many years, so am not really familiar with it.
> > Perhaps I am overlooking something obvious, but I can not seem to run
> > Dolphin or Konqueror as root.
> >
> > Searching online, I was astounded to see many references to this problem,
> > saying that this is not a bug, but a feature - that kde developers are
> > deliberately working to prevent users from using some programs, including
> > Dolphin as root, as a "security measure".

> I have no idea what the unfixable security vulnerabilities are.

Perhaps the attack claimed here will answer that:


> You might be overestimating the number of people who need to do file
> management as root with a graphical tool.

Yes, I've certainly never done that. Even using mc requires some care
in selecting its configuration options.


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