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

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Fri Jan 20 19:29:07 GMT 2006

On Fri, Jan 20, 2006 at 12:31:44PM +0100, Stephan Hermann wrote:
> 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.

The message isn't intended to be full documentation, only a very brief hint
to set the user in the right direction.

I like Martin's idea of creating a man page based on the existing
documentation, and referring the user to that.

 - mdz

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