Kubuntu - root access question...
art.alexion at verizon.net
Sat Mar 26 21:50:25 UTC 2005
Peter Garrett wrote:
>On Sat, 2005-03-26 at 09:22 -0500, Art Alexion wrote:
>>>rpowersau at gmail.com wrote:
>>>>Out of curiosity, why use gksudo or kdesu? I just do "sudo gedit" and
>>>>it works fine.
>>Not if you want to run
>> sudo gedit &
>>Try it. You never see the password prompt and nothing happens. If you
>>don't mind freezing a terminal while you use gedit, a plain
>> sudo gedit
>>works fine, I guess.
> $ sudo gedit
> Ctrl-z (to stop the process momentarily) then
> bg (to background it - the equivalent of typing & after command)
>I use this quite often to background something that's taking while to
>run when I haven't explicitly backgrounded it with "&"
> fg (will bring a process back to foreground)
>Simple example: I sometimes play a directory of mp3s with the primitive
>but quick and easy
>peter at panarchy:~/music/Mozart $ mpg321 * (yes, it works for a dir
>full of mp3 files ;-) : so would mpg123 * or ogg123 * try it out.... )
>If I want to stop playback I can type ctrl-z ; fg , then if I want the
>next track, ctrl-c . Ctrl-z stops playback, bg starts it again in the
>background, and so on....
Thanks, I never knew about Ctrl+z, fg|bg.
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