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#1 2012-05-12 07:19:18

kcholakov
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From: Bulgaria
Registered: 2010-06-26
Posts: 40

[SOLVED] How to run google chrome as root

1) nano /usr/bin/chromium
2) change:
exec /usr/lib/chromium/chromium "$@"

to

exec /usr/lib/chromium/chromium "$@" --user-data-dir

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#2 2012-05-12 07:32:54

Gcool
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Re: [SOLVED] How to run google chrome as root

Just out of genuine interest; why would you want to do this?


Burninate!

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#3 2012-05-12 07:55:24

tomk
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Re: [SOLVED] How to run google chrome as root

I think what Gcool is trying to say is...

"ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR FSCKING MIND???!!!!"

smile

General rule - don't run anything as root unless it's absolutely necessary.
More specific rule - don't run your browser as root ever.

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#4 2012-05-12 08:23:46

kcholakov
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From: Bulgaria
Registered: 2010-06-26
Posts: 40

Re: [SOLVED] How to run google chrome as root

smile yes, I know I should not do it, but sometimes for some reason, someone might need to do it. And here is the way.

Cheers!

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#5 2012-10-04 23:54:45

bentenrai
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Registered: 2012-06-21
Posts: 11

Re: [SOLVED] How to run google chrome as root

kcholakov wrote:

1) nano /usr/bin/chromium
2) change:
exec /usr/lib/chromium/chromium "$@"

to

exec /usr/lib/chromium/chromium "$@" --user-data-dir


you sir are a god among men

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#6 2012-10-05 00:00:12

2ManyDogs
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Registered: 2012-01-15
Posts: 1,630

Re: [SOLVED] How to run google chrome as root

And after the bump of the five-month old thread, I'll ask again: why would you want to do this ?

tomk wrote:

General rule - don't run anything as root unless it's absolutely necessary.
More specific rule - don't run your browser as root ever.

And for some reason, I really think he knows what he's talking about...

Last edited by 2ManyDogs (2012-10-05 00:01:03)

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#7 2012-10-05 00:09:55

fsckd
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Re: [SOLVED] How to run google chrome as root

I normally wait 6 months before considering a thread necro but this one is beyond done. Closing.
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