rescue disk,etc.

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Tue Mar 21 18:07:09 GMT 2006


Art Alexion wrote:

> Derek Broughton wrote:
> 
>>
>>>>2. What is the difference between kdesu and sudo command.
>>
>>kdesu is different - I've often found sudo completely incapable of
>>starting a graphical program.  otoh, I'd never use kdesu to start a
>>text-mode program.
>>
> sudo and kdesu/gksudo have different purposes. 

Not really.

> If you plan to run a 
> script or terminal mode program as superuser, use sudo.

Many people have insisted that sudo _will_ run GUI apps, though, and they're
welcome to use it when it works.

> ... if you use 
> sudo to run a graphical program (for instance 'sudo kate')  you will not
> be able to use that terminal to do anything else until kate closes.

That's purely a function of the need to get the password in the current
window.  If you've already used sudo within the timeout period, "sudo
kate&" works as well as "sudo kate".  I still wouldn't use sudo for a
gui...

-- 
derek




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