KDE-Apps.org Applications for the KDE-Desktop 
 GTK-Apps.org Applications using the GTK Toolkit 
 GnomeFiles.org Applications for GNOME 
 MeeGo-Central.org Applications for MeeGo 
 CLI-Apps.org Command Line Applications 
 Qt-Apps.org Free Qt Applications 
 Qt-Prop.org Proprietary Qt Applications 
 Maemo-Apps.org Applications for the Maemo Plattform 
 Java-Apps.org Free Java Applications 
 eyeOS-Apps.org Free eyeOS Applications 
 Wine-Apps.org Wine Applications 
 Server-Apps.org Server Applications 
 apps.ownCloud.com ownCloud Applications 
 KDE-Look.org Artwork for the KDE-Desktop 
 GNOME-Look.org Artwork for the GNOME-Desktop 
 Xfce-Look.org Artwork for the Xfce-Desktop 
 Box-Look.org Artwork for your Windowmanager 
 E17-Stuff.org Artwork for Enlightenment 
 Beryl-Themes.org Artwork for the Beryl Windowmanager 
 Compiz-Themes.org Artwork for the Compiz Windowmanager 
 EDE-Look.org Themes for your EDE Desktop 
 Debian-Art.org Stuff for Debian 
 Gentoo-Art.org Artwork for Gentoo Linux 
 SUSE-Art.org Artwork for openSUSE 
 Ubuntu-Art.org Artwork for Ubuntu 
 Kubuntu-Art.org Artwork for Kubuntu 
 LinuxMint-Art.org Artwork for Linux Mint 
 Arch-Stuff.org Art And Stuff for Arch Linux 
 Frugalware-Art.org Themes for Frugalware 
 Fedora-Art.org Artwork for Fedora Linux 
 Mandriva-Art.org Artwork for Mandriva Linux 
 KDE-Files.org Files for KDE Applications 
 OpenTemplate.org Documents for OpenOffice.org
 GIMPStuff.org Files for GIMP
 InkscapeStuff.org Files for Inkscape
 ScribusStuff.org Files for Scribus
 BlenderStuff.org Textures and Objects for Blender
 VLC-Addons.org Themes and Extensions for VLC
 KDE-Help.org Support for your KDE Desktop 
 GNOME-Help.org Support for your GNOME Desktop 
 Xfce-Help.org Support for your Xfce Desktop 
openDesktop.orgopenDesktop.org:   Applications   Artwork   Linux Distributions   Documents    Linux42.org    OpenSkillz.com   


- Content .- Fans (7) .- Knowledge Base  . 

Simple Root Actions Menu


KDE Service Menu

Score 82%
Simple Root Actions Menu

Simple Root Actions Menu

Simple Root Actions Menu

Link:  http://
Minimum required   KDE 4.x
Downloads:  6926
Submitted:  Jan 1 2008
Updated:  Oct 6 2013


This is menu that I use, I thought it would be useful for some people so I decided to share it.

It is very simple, it contains 8 menu entries:
-delete as root ("sram_d.desktop", for all files and folders)
-edit as root ("sram_e.desktop", for all text files)
-open as root ("sram_o.desktop", for all folders)
-run as root ("sram_r.desktop", for all executable files)
-backup as root ("sram_b.desktop", for all files)
-rename as root ("sram_rn.desktop", for all files)
-chmod as root ("sram_cm.desktop", for all files and folders)
-chown as root ("sram_co.desktop", for all files and folders)

From version 1.3 "Simple Root Actions Menu" comes packed within shell script file - Installer script. The installer gives you ability to define various parameters of the installation, like whether you want to install the menu for konqueror or dolphin, what text editor to use, whether to use kdesu or gksu, etc. Version 2 (and greater) supports KDE 4. Version 3 (and greater) dropped support for KDE3.


Download and unpack the content and run "sram_install" in your shell ("./sram_install")
Follow menu instructions.
Or you can use operands "-i" for installation or "-u" for uninstallation directly.

Be sure to read README file first!!!


You can send me translations to your language if you want, so I can update the menus. Also comments or suggestions are welcome.

Current translations:

* Arabic (by Muhammad Negm)
* Bosnian
* Bulgarian (by chichovoto)
* Catalan (by Dani Parcerisas)"
* Chinese (by rickz)
* Croatian
* Czech (by mikefly)
* Dutch (by Jelle Van de Velde)
* Farsi (by Bardia Daneshvar)
* French (by Bruno Patri)
* Friulian (by Cristiano Dri)
* Galician (by kax)
* German (by Andreas Butti)
* Greek (by Alexis Panagiotopoulos)
* Hungarian (by zsohu)
* Italian (by Marco Rocca)
* Japanese (by Yuya Tanaka)
* Polish (by Tomasz Dunal)
* Portuguese (by Victor Cardoso)
* Portuguese - Brazilian (by Alexey Antonyuk)
* Russian (by Alexey Antonyuk)
* Slovenian (by Mihael Simonic)
* Serbian
* Spanish (by figue)
* Swedish (by Jan-Helge Fagerström)
* Turkish (by Hakan Duran)
* Ukrainian (by Sergiy Yaremenko)

Thanks to all translators!

Strings for translation:

X-KDE-Submenu[[color=#777777]xx[/color]]=root menu
Name[[color=#777777]xx[/color]]=Delete as root
Name[[color=#777777]xx[/color]]=Edit as root
Name[[color=#777777]xx[/color]]=Open as root
Name[[color=#777777]xx[/color]]=Run as root
Name[[color=#777777]xx[/color]]=Backup as root
Name[[color=#777777]xx[/color]]=Rename as root

("[color=#777777]xx[/color]" is your language code abbreviation)


(none for now)


3.0.0 - Sunday, 6. October 2013

+ Dropped KDE3 support
+ Added chmod and chown service menus
+ Different naming sheme (As root -> _do some action_)
+ Automatic detection of running KDE session
+ Added start up arguments (start menu with "./sram_istall -s", as now "./sram_install" presents you a list of available arguments)
+ Removed deprecated third option from prefix setup menu (you can now easily dump all service menus to a desired path with a "./sram_install -i ")
+ Default file manager and text editor are now "kde-open"
+ Executables now only use "kdesu" ("sudo" is too dangerous)
+ Removed sudo setup
+ Run as root now opens a command in a terminal emulator
+ Added Catalan translation (by Dani Parcerisas)

2.2.4 - Monday, 25. April 2011

+ Fixed bug in interface selection introduced in v2.2.0 (only kdesu could be selected)

2.2.3 - Sunday, 24. April 2011

+ Fixed kdesu for KDE SC 4.6 (added "-c" flag)
+ Added semicolons in "Actions" arrays
+ Added Serbian Ijekavian

2.2.2 - Saturday, 13. February 2010

+ Fixed mistake in German translation (thanks to Arnd Diestelhorst)
+ Added Galician translation (by kax)
+ Corrected French translation (by Bruno Patri)

2.2.1 - Saturday, 15. August 2009

+ Fixed error in rename menu execution command
+ Added Chinese translation (by rickz)

2.2.0 - Friday, 7. August 2009

+ Added two new menu entries: "Backup as root" and "Rename as root"
+ Added warning question in "Delete as root" menu (see README file!)
+ Installation script now have ability to directly install defaults/uninstall via -i/-u operands
+ Some tweaks inside installation script - optimisation
+ Menu files themself are now iconofied

2.1.1 - Tuesday, 4. August 2009

+ Added Greek (by Alexis Panagiotopoulos), Farsi (by Bardia Daneshvar) and Arabic (by Muhammad Negm) translations
+ Added installation date log to the menu files

2.1.0 - Tuesday, 13. January 2009

+ Automatical KDE version checker (KDE version chooser will display only if both KDE 3 and KDE 4 are found)
+ Added "x-trash.desktop" and "x-gettext.desktop" file types to edit menu
+ Serbian Latin locale fix for KDE 3
+ Added Ukrainian translation (by Sergiy Yaremenko)

2.0.0 - Wednesday, 7. January 2009

+ Installation script now supports KDE4 service menus
+ minor code cleanup, fixes and eyecandy improvements

1.4.2 - Tuesday, 18. November 2008

+ Fix: nasty bug with Service Types (introduced in version 1.4.1)
+ Added Slovenian translation (by Mihael Simonic)

1.4.1 - Monday, 17. November 2008

+ Added translations: Friulian (by Cristiano Dri) and Czech (by mikefly)
+ Minor changes to service menus (added "Type=Service" lines)

1.4.0 - Thursday, 13. March 2008

+ Fix: installation script now works correctly if the KDE prefix dir is other than /usr

1.3.1 - Monday, 14. January 2008

+ Added translations: Portuguese (by Victor Cardoso), Portuguese - Brazilian (by Alexey Antonyuk) and Russian (by Alexey Antonyuk)
+ Fix: "Open as root" menu fix for folders with empty space in their name

1.3 - Wednesday, 9. January 2008

+ First installer release
+ Added translations: French (by Jelle Van de Velde), Italian (by Marco Rocca) and Turkish (by Hakan Duran)
+ Small improvements to service menu exec commands
+ Small improvements for use with dolphin service menu
+ Change: "Open as root" menu icon changed from "folder_yellow" to "folder_open"

1.2 - Thursday, 3. January 2008

+ Added translations: Bulgarian (by chichovoto), Polish (by Tomasz Dunal), Dutch (Jelle Van de Velde) and Japanese (by Yuya Tanaka)

1.1 - Wednesday, 2. January 2008

+ Added translations: German (by Andreas Butti), Hungarian (by zsohu), Spanish (by figue) and Swedish (by Jan-Helge Fagerström)

1.0 - Tuesday, 1. January 2008

- First public release

Source(Installation script download)
Send to a friend
Other  Apps  from pejakm
Report inappropriate content

goto page: prev   1  2  3  4  5  6  7 


 Chinese translation

 by rickz on: Aug 8 2009
Score 50%


Reply to this


 French translation

 by lide on: Aug 20 2009
Score 50%

Congratulation for this piece of code!
But let me suggest you a new translation that seems to me more correct:

(menu)X-KDE-Submenu[fr]=menu root
(delete)Name[fr]=Supprimer en tant que root
(edit)Name[fr]=Editer en tant que root
(open)Name[fr]=Ouvrir en tant que root
(run)Name[fr]=Executer en tant que root
(backup)Name[fr]=Sauvegarder en tant que root
(rename)Name[fr]=Renommer en tant que root

Thank you

Reply to this


 Re: French translation

 by bruno666 on: Aug 21 2009
Score 50%

(menu)X-KDE-Submenu[fr]=menu root
(delete)Name[fr]=Supprimer en tant que root
(edit)Name[fr]=Éditer en tant que root
(open)Name[fr]=Ouvrir en tant que root
(run)Name[fr]=Exécuter en tant que root
(backup)Name[fr]=Sauvegarder en tant que root
(rename)Name[fr]=Renommer en tant que root

is the correct French translation

Reply to this


 Galician translation

 by kax on: Oct 7 2009
Score 50%

(menu)X-KDE-Submenu[gl]=Menu de root
(delete)Name[gl]=Eliminar coma root
(edit)Name[gl]=Modificar coma root
(open)Name[gl]=Abrir coma root
(run)Name[gl]=Executar coma root
(backup)Name[gl]=Cópia de segurança coma root
(rename)Name[gl]=Renomear coma root

Reply to this


 New translations

 by pejakm on: Oct 7 2009
Score 50%

Thanks, your translations will be added soon. ;)

Reply to this



 by pejakm on: Apr 24 2011
Score 50%

Sorry everyone for long time no update. I had this version prepared 4 months ago, but forgot to upload it.

Reply to this


 Cannot delete files

 by agodumov on: Oct 16 2011
Score 50%

Hi, I installed the simple root actions service menu on KDE 4.6.5 on Debian Unstable. Editting files as root and opening a file manager as root works as expected however i cannot delete files or rename them - i receive a warnign if i am sure about deleting the file but after i click "OK" it doesn't ask me about a password and the file is not deleted.

Reply to this


 Re: Cannot delete files

 by pejakm on: Oct 16 2011
Score 50%

Hi! First make sure you have the latest version of sram installed.
Have you tried checked "Don't ask me again" checkbox when dialog appears? This should create file "$HOME/.kde4/share/config/sram_d". If you already have this file, try deleting it, and test the deletion again.

Reply to this


 Re: Re: Cannot delete files

 by agodumov on: Oct 20 2011
Score 50%

Thanks for the comment. I selected the option to no longer ask me about whether i'm sure and now it indeed doesn't ask me. However still nothing happens - i am not prompted for password and the file is not deleted. Also i don't have a file $HOME/.kde4/share/config/sram_d . The settings directory for KDE in Debian is just .kde not .kde4 however i have no $HOME/.kde/share/config/sram_d file. I have downloaded sram from here which i version 2.2.4. Are there any specific dependencies which i may have missed?

Reply to this

goto page: prev   1  2  3  4  5  6  7 

Add commentBack

How do you like Plasma 5?
 The best KDE Desktop ever.
 Definitely a nice improvement.
 Not decided yet. Haven't tried it yet.
 I do not like some of the changes.
 KDE is taking the wrong way.
 I am still sticking with KDE 3.5.
 I have no opinion, but wanted to vote anyway.

 Who we are
More about us
Frequently Asked Questions
Updates on identi.ca
Updates on Twitter
Content RSS   
Events RSS   

Add App
Public API
About KDE-Apps.org
Legal Notice
Spreadshirt Shop
CafePress Shop
Sponsor us
Report Abuse

Copyright 2003-2016 KDE-Apps.org Team  
All rights reserved. KDE-Apps.org is not liable for any content or goods on this site.
All contributors are responsible for the lawfulness of their uploads.
KDE and K Desktop Environment are trademarks of KDE e.V.