Run app as root in X
cl at isbd.net
Sat Feb 16 14:09:33 UTC 2008
On Sat, Feb 16, 2008 at 02:07:14PM +0000, Chris G wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 16, 2008 at 02:26:37PM +0100, Henning Larsen wrote:
> > On Sat, 2008-02-16 at 11:15 +0000, Chris G wrote:
> > > On Sat, Feb 16, 2008 at 04:01:37AM +0000, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> > > > Henning Larsen <hennlar <at> start.no> writes:
> > > > > Is there any way to do su in X?
> > > >
> > > > The easiest way is to use kdesu (in kdebase).
> > > >
> > > Surely it's also pretty easy to su to root in a terminal window and
> > > then run the required application from the root command line (or in
> > > the case in question just create the folders/directories using the
> > > su'ed comaand line).
> > >
> > > --
> > Thanks.
> > OK, about creating folders using the su command, can you please explain
> > a bit more?
> > I want to as a regular user be able to edit config files. The safest
> > would be to get prompted for password, but it is not a must.
> At a command prompt in a terminal window just issue the command 'su',
> you will be asked for the root password and when you have entered it
> you get a new prompt which is usually a '#' instead of '$' to warn you
> that you are running as root.
> Then just navigate to where you want to create folders/directories and
> issue 'mkdir <name>' to you hearts content to create directories.
Oops - and remember to 'exit' when you finish, not a good idea to
leave root logins lying around.
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