man vs. kdesu

Juan Carlos Torres carlosdgtorres at
Wed Oct 17 15:51:04 UTC 2007

On 10/17/07, Michael <mmorse757 at> wrote:
> I have read the man pages for both sudo and kdesu.  Their functions seem
> to overlap. In what situations would you use one instead of the other?

kdesu is technically a graphical su for KDE (hence KDE su), but due to
Ubuntu's situation with the root account and sudo (and with X), kdesu takes
on an added role.

This page might explain it better:

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