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Muzer muzerakascooby at gmail.com
Sat Jun 6 08:29:50 UTC 2009

Nils Kassube wrote:
> Muzer wrote:
>> I can't remember any examples unfortunately, but I have had apps that
>> deny me access to certain files in my home directory if I ever load
>> it with sudo rather than kdesudo.
> I don't think there are apps which deny you access if you use sudo but 
> it is much more sinister. You start a GUI program for the first time 
> ever and you start it with sudo. The program writes it's config files to 
> "/home/$USER/.someconfigpath/configfile". Some time later you start the 
> same DUI program without sudo and it doesn't start because the config 
> file "/home/$USER/.someconfigpath/configfile" is now owned by root and 
> isn't accessible to the user.
That's what I meant, I just couldn't figure out how to word it :)
> If you want to see the difference between sudo and kdesudo, use these 
> commands:
> sudo bash -c set >set1.txt
> kdesudo "bash -c set" >set2.txt
> diff -u set1.txt set2.txt >diff.txt
> kate diff.txt
> That will show that sudo preserves the $HOME of the user while kdesudo 
> sets $HOME to the correct home directory for root which is "/root".
> Nils

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