Run GUI backgrounds job as root


I’m looking for alternatives for CrushPlan and I would like to backup all the users on my systems (most MacOS). The Duplicacy GUI seems to runs as my uid (from my account), thus it can’t read others directories. I know for many backup programs, their GUI is separate from the backup engine. This allows for them to run when not logged in and as root.

I could run CLI as root and set up a periodic script, but then why use the GUI?


I think you can run sudo open /Applications/ in Terminal to get root access.


That interestingly opened it as me still. I think the GUI needs an option to run the sub-processes as root.


sudo /Applications/ should run the sub-processes as root.