Root in Desktop

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Wed Jan 3 21:17:15 UTC 2007

On Wednesday 03 January 2007 15:40, Samuel Thurston, III wrote:
> On 1/3/07, mehul <mehul.forums at> wrote:
> > Doesn't that scrpit work fine with sudo without prompting for root
> > password?
> Most do.  I have encountered a few that do not, because they use a
> nonstandard way to query for priviliges.

I have yet to find one that won't work if you use sudo su first.

There are reasons to enable a separate password for root (myself I do it on 
internet exposed servers, but not on desktops behind a firewall), but needing 
to do it to run a script is not one of them AFAICT.

Scott K

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