Kubuntu - root access question...

Art Alexion 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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