Improving sudo hint in shells [was: Re: gnome terminal]

Stephan Hermann sh at
Fri Jan 20 11:31:44 GMT 2006


On Friday 20 January 2006 10:48, Xavier Claessens wrote:
> Far better like that. What about a ghelp:// link instead of "man
> ubuntu_sudo" (but I see gnome-terminal doesn't detect all
> gnome-url-handlers) ? And I suggest to add something like "WARNING:
> Running commands with administrator privileges can cause security
> problems"

this is not a canonical way for people running kubuntu (kubuntu-desktop).
(ghelp:// or http://)
Right now, the message is inside /etc/bash.bashrc as simple echo. And it needs 
some adjustments. 

1. Hints on how to disable this message
2. More hints to a local (installed on the system) document where the hints to   
    use sudo the right way are hiding
3. That it can be dangerous to run applications or utilities as superuser.

I think that's all what it needs.

But a more interesting approach could be, to have a documentation about ubuntu 
on your local system, linked from the default index.html page loaded by 
firefox or konqueror shipped with ubuntu or kubuntu.

And additionally the warning inside the console.



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