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I'd like to be able to configure the behavior (e.g. timeout, number of saves, whatever) of the password prompt for saving documents that require superuser privileges.

David Stults 6 years ago • updated 5 years ago 2
The ability to save files which require superuser privileges is a great option, but for the work I do, I save fairly often, and as a result I get prompted for my password every couple of minutes.  My password is complicated, so this is irritating, and since my workstation is quite secure I'd like the option to loosen the re-prompt frequency.

I'd like to know why I get asked for passwords when editing (saving) files in a project folder using mac.
It seems to be most every time - cant I enable something to stop this security feature.

Three more elements to this feature request, though not sure why I'm bothering.  Clearly nobody but me wants it, so maybe I'll just switch to one of the other editors.  Surely someone makes an editor designed for developers.


1) Make the permissions less granular than a single file.  If I'm editing five files in a single directory, I don't want to enter my password for each of them.  Or just make this whole function more like sudo, where I keep my superuser privileges for a bit regardless of how many times I save a file.


2) Creating new files that requires superuser privileges doesn't work.


3) In lieu of superuser elevation, perhaps let me shift Sublime Text sideways into the role of another user, so I can edit files owned by them without the constant requirement to elevate my privileges to root.