set up a root password
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Wed Aug 6 00:49:46 UTC 2008
Bruce Marshall wrote:
> On Tuesday 05 August 2008, Derek Broughton wrote:
>> > OTOH, that shell with root priv's should somehow make itself marked as
>> > such by a border color change or something, as when popping around to
>> > the various terminal shells running, it would be too easy to hit the
>> > wrong but root shell and mess the whole thing up.
>> Can you imagine a way to do this? It's a good idea, but I don't know if
>> it could be done.
> It can be done. When I used to run SuSE I once logged into KDE with the
> root account. The entire background screen was blood red with skull and
> crossbones (IIRC) and I never did that again. Just used a konsole
> session to su to root like I do with kubuntu.
But what you're doing is logging into KDE with an account that's set to have
a specific background. That part's easy. What I'm thinking of, and I
think what Gene meant, is that when I'm in my own account and I open a
terminal (e.g. konsole) window it gets a certain background color - then
when I use "sudo" it would change the background for the duration of
the "sudo" command. I think you couldn't do it for a non-interactive
command (which is less important, anyway) but it might be possible with the
bash settings for "sudo -i" (ie, bash sets a background color itself in the
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