For thunar as root, open a terminal, su to root, and run "thunar" (no quotes).
I was hoping for a totally point-and-click way (aside from typing in root password). Could always write a .desktop, I suppose.
What's the preferred graphical su command for VL 7 STD?
During a very brief interval when my brick had computerish aspirations, I did see an easy way to add this functionality to Thunar. Would paste a link, but the brick where I left it is now training to be a jelly donut.
For converting dos format files to unix format, use dos2unix in a terminal. There's a way to do it with vim too, but I don't remember it right now.
Dos2unix will work. Wasn't sure VL had it in normal default install. Still curious about cat, tho.