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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
> sudo and kdesu/gksudo have different purposes.
> 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
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