Gnome-desktop from Kubuntu

John L Fjellstad john-ubuntu at
Wed May 9 19:12:27 BST 2007

Donn <donn.ingle at> writes:

>> sudo su -c "echo 'OnlyShowIn=KDE' >> $file"
> Add that text onto the end of $file (with root permissions)
> I am not sure about that sudo su thing. su with sudo? A bit Fedora
> meets Debian-ish.

The reason I do it like that is because sudo doesn't really let me do
redirection (at least I can't figure it out).  su lets me define a
command with redirection (in the -c " " block).  sudo lets me define the
password once and then it will remember the authentication for the rest
of the script (useful since there are more than 1 file that will be

I didn't really work that hard on the scripts. Maybe 10 min.

John L. Fjellstad
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