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How do you elevate permissions on a Mac Application using the GUI?

How do you elevate permissions on a Mac Application using the GUI?

I having trouble with an application not prompting for administrator privileges (thank you Blizzard's WOW installer) and I'm looking for an OS X equivalent of Windows' RunAs.

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Guest [Entry]

"You can use an application called Pseudo to run any application as root. It's nothing more than a shell for sudo, but will accomplish your goal of not having to dig around in application bundles.

I would not recommend using it in this case, though. Broken program can do far more damage as root than as a normal user, and if the WOW installer isn't doing what it's supposed to when you're not an admin, I wouldn't trust it with root priviliges.

Just run the installer logged in as an admin. If that doesn't help, your problem is somewhere else."