Run OS X graphical apps as root

With most graphical apps you can use sudo to run them as root. Just open terminal and type (or use completion), sudo /Applications/[app name].app/Contents/MacOS/[app name]. Use sudo with...

Sudo

sudo is a special command that you can use before any other command in the terminal to temporarily grant root privileges on that command. Use extreme caution. The root user has total control. You can seriously damage your operating system if you don’t know what...

Terminal completion

When using the terminal you can type the first few letters and press the tab key to auto-complete the command or path.