[ubuntu-uk] run application in a terminal

Alan Lord (News) alanslists at gmail.com
Wed Jul 1 13:21:15 BST 2009

On 01/07/09 10:53, Norman Silverstone wrote:
> I have searched and failed to find an answer to my problem, perhaps I am
> not asking the right question. On my desktop there is a folder
> containing some software called VueScan. To run the software I open the
> folder, find a blue square standing on a point and double click and away
> we go. What I would like to try is running the programme as root how do
> I do this, please?

It is *really* bad practice to run anything as root unless you really 
need to (especially when the app isn't even open source).

I am interested as to why you want to run it as root?

If it is for your flatbed scanner and you need root access to the 
scanner then the scanner is probably configured wrongly. You, as a 
normal user, should be able to "touch" your scanner without being root.



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