Logging in as root

Chanchao custom at freenet.de
Thu Jun 22 05:02:19 UTC 2006

Daniel Carrera wrote:

>>  gksudo nautilus
> No need. "sudo nautilus" will work perfectly. There is no such thing as 
> "sudo for commands and gksudo for GUI programs". Sudo and gksudo are 
> equivalent, the only difference being where you type the password. With 
> sudo you type on your terminal and with gksudo you type on a dialog.

Ah, yes, you're right of course.  I guess gksudo is useful when you use 
the 'Run' window (Alt-F2), then you're not in a terminal so then gksudo 
should probably be used. (unless you tick the box for 'run in terminal' 
of course, but at this point you don't really need a terminal)

> I don't recommend running Nautilus as root because it doesn't give any 
> indication that it is being ran as root. 

TIP: Go 'File' -> 'Preferences' after running Nautilus as root, then set 
the background color or pattern to something really horrific. :) Like 
bright orange or something.  From then on, every 'Root-nautilus' will 
show up really different from the more benign regular ones. :)

> If Nautilus did something evident, like use a bright red background 
 > with the word "DANGER" when it is ran as root then I wouldn't
 > have an issue.

If you want the word DANGER too then you'd have to Gimp your own 
background pattern that includes that. :)


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