TLDR
Enter a command. For example: mimetype, update rc.d, vmware checkvm.

fakeroot

 
Run a command in an environment faking root privileges for file manipulation. More information: https://manpages.debian.org/latest/fakeroot/fakeroot.1.html.
 
  • Start the default shell as fakeroot:
     
    fakeroot
     
  • Run a command as fakeroot:
     
    fakeroot -- {{command}} {{command_arguments}}
     
  • Run a command as fakeroot and save the environment to a file on exit:
     
    fakeroot -s {{path/to/file}} -- {{command}} {{command_arguments}}
     
  • Load a fakeroot environment and run a command as fakeroot:
     
    fakeroot -i {{path/to/file}} -- {{command}} {{command_arguments}}
     
  • Run a command keeping the real ownership of files instead of pretending they are owned by root:
     
    fakeroot --unknown-is-real -- {{command}} {{command_arguments}}
     
  • Display help:
     
    fakeroot --help

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